20 Years Ago: The Northridge Earthquake
Early this morning the Bay Area was shaken awake by the largest earthquake since the Loma Prieta earthquake nearly 25 years ago. It’s a good reminder to think about your state of earthquake preparedness, and build upon it. And remember, you are more prepared than you think…really!
San Franciscans stand with our fellow Californians by remembering the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. We remember the lives that were lost and those that were changed. The magnitude 6.7 quake caused $25 billion in damage and was the costliest U.S. natural disaster at the time. Northridge was a not so subtle reminder that we live in earthquake country (Universal City residents received a more subtle reminder this morning). The 20th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake is also about saluting the resilient people that rebuilt their community and worked hard to return to normal life.
Whether you’re just starting out or a preparedness pro, gathering your emergency supplies and planning ahead is easy. A good rule of thumb is to have supplies for about 3 days, or 72 hours. You’ll be surprised at how much you already have. Take simple steps today on
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