Eagle-Eyes reminded The Trio that next month, October 21st, has been designated the “Great California Shake Out Day.’ To date, over 5.5 million Californians have registered to participate in one or more preparedness events or activities. Over 600,000 in the S.F. Bay Area have indicated their intention to practice how to protect themselves during earthquakes. To learn how to be ready, go to http://www.shakeout.org/
Hammerhead thought that The Trio might “hit the nail on the head” for fellow Petalumans if they researched earthquake fault zones that might impact Our River Town. Me checked the Internet for information about the famous San Andreas fault; Myself looked up data about our nearby Rodgers Creek fault; and I looked at the ABAG web site that also included the Hayward Fault. In order to view the shake maps for these fault systems, click on http://www.abag.ca.gov/cgi-bin/pickmapx.pl/ and follow instructions. In the case of The Trio, their home would be in a “strong” shaked area according to the color coded charts.
So what? What should they do about it? Me wanted to point a finger at local government agencies and blame them for not calling his attention to this potential natural disaster. Myself reminded the team that when you point your finger at someone else, three are pointed back toward you. I asked, “What do those 3-fingers mean?”
Stay tuned for the next Emergency Preparedness blog that will present answers; but first, don’t forget to click on the above links and see how strong the “shaking” might be in your neighborhood if one of these faults move. Remember, it’s not a question of IF, but WHEN.