If you’re living anywhere in the Bay Area, you must be prepared for an earthquake – if not for yourself, then for your family, friends, and neighbors. Preparing for an earthquake can be time-consuming and meticulous but it is essential to keep yourself and others safe. Preparation can include fastening shelves, identifying safe places indoors and outdoors, and purchasing an earthquake kit to maintain survival through this disaster. If you want to find out more about keeping yourself safe during an earthquake, here are a few key resources to get you started:

Earthquake Preparedness [USGS]: “Although earthquakes cannot be prevented, effective measures can be taken to reduce loss of life and damage to property that they cause.”
Make Your Own Preparedness Kit [SFGate]: “SF Gate has compiled a list of supplies the American Red Cross recommends you keep on hand.”
Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Training (NERT) [SFGov]: “Since 1990 the NERT program has trained more than 11,000 San Francisco residents to be self sufficient in a major disaster. Through this program, individuals will also learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team.”
Earthquake Maps and Information [ABAG]: “ABAG, the Association of Bay Area Governments, is the regional planning and services agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.”
Earthquakes: Survival and Preparedness Resource [SFGate]

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