From time to time on Weather Wednesday we will step away from purely meteorological topics to address preparedness.
183 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or higher were reported in Oklahoma between October of 2013 and mid-April 0f 2014.  Up to 2008, the long term average was just 2 a year.
Scientists are studying a possible correlation between the increasing use of deep injection wastewater wells used in connection with hydraulic fracturing in the oil and gas industry  and the increase in the frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma and elsewhere.
A consortium of organizations from earthquake prone California has a seven step preparedness guide. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency has a downloadable game that can help families learn about earthquakes together.
Earthquakes can and do occur in every one of the 50 states so the current situation in Oklahoma provides an opportunity to review our personal, family, institutional and business plans. Partner with EMA (select your state and drill down to find the local office) or Public Safety department to host an earthquake drill.
The first Catastrophic Events Team meeting was held in Memphis, TN January 26-28, 2011.  The team, supported by a special needs grant, began its work with a well-timed focus on earthquakes. The first afternoon of the team’s face-to-face meeting featured a trip to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI).
Observing the state, regional and national experts while they examined all 15 Emergency Support Functions showed that they have a mindset of 1) response and 2) “things.”  Maybe it was the nature of the scenario, but most of the discussions concentrated on response requirements for a major earthquake along the New Madrid fault line. Tim Prather, Tennessee Point of Contact and several other EDEN delegates are also interested in earthquakes.
ABOUT PREPARE NORCALThe San Francisco Bay Area is a region that is highly vulnerable to natural hazards like earthquakes, wildfires, and severe weather. ABC7 has gathered resources and tips to make it easier for you to access preparedness information all in one place. Let Earthquake Supply Center outfit your home, vehicle, office or school with reliable products that are designed with your safety and comfort in mind. It’s a worldwide response to educate and inform people on earthquake drills and safety to avoid injury. With nearly $10 billion in claim-paying power, supported by the service expertise of its participating insurance companies, the CEA could cover all of its claims if the 1906 San Francisco, 1989 Loma Prieta, or 1994 Northridge earthquake reoccurred today.Excellent financial ratings.
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This consise, clear guide will help you, your family and your colleagues be prepared for earthquakes and the aftermath.


This week we’ll discuss one of the most basic preparedness items, a personal or family Go Kit.
When I checked the USGS site this week, there were 935 earthquakes recorded for the past eight days in the 48 conterminous states, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Youth groups can focus on science (what causes earthquakes) and staying safe during an earthquake. The most devastating of these was the Magnitude 8.9 earthquake off the east coast of Japan on March 11.
Gary Patterson, CERI Director, Education and Outreach and Brian Blake, Earthquake Program Director for the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) talked to us about the New Madrid Seismic Zone and the potential impact of a large earthquake or series of earthquakes along this fault line.
Leaders from the eight states said they are not prepared for a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in the New Madrid area. The Catastrophic Team meets late January in Memphis to begin the work of producing material for Extension educators.If you are interested in contributing ideas or content on earthquakes, please contact Tim.
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That earthquake was one of the largest and most destructive earthquakes in American history, at magnitude 6.9 and an estimated $6 billion in damages. Their website has a ton of information on drills and other earthquake safety issues, include, how to help people with disabilities during a disaster. CEA rates are based on the best available science for assessing earthquake risk and do not include any amount for profit.Not tied to government budgets. Those earthquakes in the conterminous (great word!) states occurred from California to Massachusetts. Adults can be shown how to taking steps to protect property and homes from an earthquake can actually be good practice for normal times. Preparedness is empowering for everyone and enables us to respond confidently in an emergency.
Prior to the Loma Prieta quake, several moderate foreshocks (smaller, less severe earthquakes that occur before a main earthquake event) occurred in June 1988 and August 1989. The overall probability of a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake striking the Greater Bay Area in the next 30 years is 63 percent. California's budget issues have no impact on the CEA's ability to pay its claims, because the CEA is a privately financed entity and receives no money through the state budget.Without earthquake insurance, the cost of any damage is your cost. Their goal is to improve the nation’s preparedness through more effective collaboration with all members of the community.


This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Preparing now will help you survive and recover and get back to normal after the next damaging earthquake.CEA's new alliance with the American Red Cross can help you take simple steps to be ready when the time comes-- We're in this together, Northern California, so get prepared!
If your CEA policy claim exceeds your deductible, you don't actually have to pay the deductible before claim-payment eligibility is triggered.Read more about CEA earthquake insurance policies and premiums and to see a list of insurance companies that sell CEA earthquake insurance. California faces unique challenges when it comes to earthquakes, with several fault lines running under the land beneath our feet. Start building your kit with this detailed list of supplies and make sure you have the Red Cross Earthquake Safety Checklist.MAKE A PLANIdentify out-of-area emergency contacts.
PRACTICE HOW TO DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON During an earthquake, know how to drop to the ground, take cover under sturdy furniture, and hold on to that furniture until after the shaking stops.
This entry was posted in Injury Prevention, Safety, Technology and tagged bay area, california, disaster, earthquakes, environment, first aid, preparedness, safety on October 15, 2014 by Chris Martinez.
Make sure know how the notification systems in your area work.EARTHQUAKE INSURANCEMost residential insurance policies do not cover earthquake damage - a separate earthquake policy is required.
Learn about Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, annual opportunities to practice what to do during an earthquake.SECURE YOUR HOME'S STRUCTURE AND CONTENTSMake sure your home is securely anchored to its foundation.
One can’t help but think, what might be accomplished if we had a second workshop that focused on mitigation and preparedness for the same event.
Without earthquake insurance to help cover the costs of repairs and other expenses that come with catastrophic damage, you will pay out-of-pocket to fix your home, to replace your personal property, and to live and eat elsewhere. Find out about the threats and hazards in your area.California Earthquake AuthorityGet peace of mind.
Five reasons to buy:If your home suffers catastrophic earthquake damage, the CEA can provide you with the strength to rebuild.
Alternatively, the American Red Cross and other companies sell pre-made supply kits of various sizes to make preparedness simple.



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