Monday, September 20, 2010

The Great California Shake Out

By Kim Cary, Senior General Adjuster
September 20, 2010

We have experienced a lot of ground rumbling lately. We have also witnessed the devastation of tsunamis in unprepared coastal regions around the world. The Earthquake Country Alliance fosters a culture of earthquake and tsunami preparedness for individuals and businesses in California. The Alliance, led by the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), brings together state and local organizations, schools, media, businesses and individuals in effort to encourage the public to prepare for these potential major disasters. Check the website for videos, animation, handbooks and other helpful information on earthquake planning and safety at

The Great California Shake Out, a statewide earthquake drill, is scheduled for October 21st at 10:21 am. Everyone is encouraged to Register at and participate. So far 5.5 million people have already registered. The website also contains invaluable information for earthquake preparation and safety.


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