Did you click on http://www.abag.ca.gov/bayarea/eqmaps/pickcity.html as suggested in the previous Emergency Preparedness blog? What level of shaking did you find, for your neighborhood, for an earthquake along tbe San Andreas fault? The Hayward fault? The Rodgers Creek fault? As The Trio discovered, their home is located in an area of Petaluma where the shaking will be “strong.”

The three fingers (in EP Blog #59) pointing back toward them are questions: (1) Are you ready to be on your own for 72-hours, or longer? (2) Do you have a way to communicate to the outside world if your phones, TV, radios, and Internet do not have electric power? (3) Are you prepared to help your neighbors until professional emergency first-responders arrive to assist you?

In other words, do not blame others if you cannot answer these questions positively. Here are three more links to check out in order to learn how you might Be Ready and better Prepared:             

“Drop, Cover, and Hold On!”   http://www.dropcoverholdon.org/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “QuakeQuiz” http://quakequizsf.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Are You Prepared?”  http://www.cope.srcity.org/

Since you will be on your own and you now have several suggestions of what you might do; do it! If, on the “Great California Shake Day” (October 21st.), you are asked, “Are you prepared? Will you Be Ready?