Although we have been “blabbling” (sorry, I mean blogging) about being “ready” and “prepared” for coping with a major disaster, such as an earthquake, since Katrina (2005); the majority of households and neighborhoods in the Bay Area are NOT ready or prepared!

Once, again, in order to PREPARE you … not … SCARE you, it would be worth your time to view the following two online information resources during the first week of FEMA’s 7th Annual National Preparedness Month – September, 2011.

The “Get Ready Marin” information is useful for residents of any county.
http://www.getreadymarin.org

The “Personal and Family Preparedness” video produced by the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management (2007) is still relevant today.
http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=701080

Stay tuned for a new Emergency Preparedness post, each week, this month. As we stated in the previous EP blog , #74- Is the End Near? ( 9-2-11), it has been demonstrated that individuals and families who have taken the time to “Be Prepared” are also better able to cope with a major disaster and to recover more quickly, with less stress, than those who have ignored these warnings to “Be Ready” for the “BIG” one.