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An earthquake in California can strike at any time, and they are daily occurrences throughout the state with varying impact and magnitude, with approximately 10,000 taking place each year.
These are traumatic, unpredictable events, and having a plan in place before an earthquake strikes can go a long way toward keeping you, your friends, and neighbors safe and alive. There are many issues you should consider before a quake even occurs, including reactive measures and post-quake actions to help everyone, including yourself, stay safe and informed during the lifespan of the event. Keep in mind the information below is not a foolproof plan for earthquake preparedness; rather, consider these to be good, sensible tips. Each quake is going to differ in size and force, but remembering these hints will keep you and others safe. Another good source for homeowner association (HOA) board members is your property management team, who also may have further insight on how to prepare and react to an earthquake based on his/her experiences.
Here are some helpful earthquake preparedness tips provided by the Red Cross and Salvation Army.
What to do before an earthquake:
What to do during an earthquake:
What to do after the earthquake:
These are just some of the things you can do before, during, and after an earthquake to remain safe. For more advice on how you can prepare your community for an earthquake, contact FirstService Residential.
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