What do I do if I’m outside when an earthquake hits? How exactly do I use museum putty? Does my insurance cover earthquake damage? How do I protect my kids? My dog? My wine rack?
PBS SoCaL participated in an Earthquake Preparedness event at the Discovery Science Center September 21, 2011 as part of the Educators’ Evening of Science. PBS SoCaL Education handed out free information and resources to local teachers including personal and pet preparedness kits. The kits were so popular we ran out before the night was over. “It was a wonderful experience,” Irma Barragan of Torrance, CA remarked, “thank you for being an active partner in the education of all our children.”
September is earthquake preparedness month, and it is never too late to get your questions answered. Totally Unprepared is a public awareness campaign designed to educate Californians about earthquake preparedness without the tedious lists and bone-dry commentary. At TotallyUnprepared.com, you will find informative blog posts and entertaining videos to help you prepare your home and protect your family.
Project Funders: California Emergency Management Agency, California Seismic Safety Commission and California Earthquake Authority
Download the Earthquake Safety Checklist to find out if you’re ready.
Hide in a doorway? Under a table? Find out the right way to react when the shaking starts.
Watch what happens to an unsecured wine rack in this earthquake simulation:
Learn how to secure your TV with former NFL Safety Vencie Glenn