You need Flash to watch this video.Sorry, your browser doesn't support Flash, needs a Flash update, or has Flash disabled. Tour the home of American Red Cross volunteer Lisa Marie Harris to see what steps she takes to secure her home for an earthquake.
A new album on disaster preparedness hopes to help people remember what to do during actual earthquake scenarios. Twenty-five years after the Bay Area Earthquake, geologists believe that every day brings the Bay Area closer to another major earthquake. According to a new report, focusing on the District of North Vancouver, a catastrophic earthquake would be far more damaging than previously thought. The event a wake-up call for BC demonstrating how catastrophic an earthquake could be for cities like Victoria. The message here is be prepared, according to Rob Johns, with Victoria’s Emergency Management Agency.

According to research scientist Murray Journeay with the Geoligical Survey of Canada, an inventory of vulnerable buildings is critical to prepare for earthquakes.
With a 30 percent change of an earthquake large enough to cause significant property damage hitting southwestern B.C.
As Californians were heading home to dinner 25 years ago Friday, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near San Francisco, buckling a section of the Bay Bridge, leveling homes, and destroying a double-decker stretch of Interstate 880.
Twenty-five years later, engineers at an earthquake lab at the University of Nevada, Reno, are reenacting the quake, even simulating a bridge with trucks on it to learn how to build one that won't buckle. We have 22 million people practicing how to be safe during an earthquake, how to drop, cover and hold on," said Mark Benthien with the SoCal Earthquake Center.
Officials are strengthening buildings, re-enforcing bridges and developing a new alarm system to prepare for when the next quake comes. By the time the Loma Prieta Earthquake was over, 63 people were dead, thousands were injured and millions were shaken.

Prepare SoCal: Be ready in event of disasterABC7 and our community partners want to help you be prepared in the event of a disaster, natural or man-made. Another tip - keep a good pair of tennis shoes in your car in case you have to walk home.At home, make sure to secure top-heavy furniture so they don't topple over during an earthquake. However, the Great Shakeout is designed to simulate more coordinated and widespread action.
Actors aided by life-like makeup played victims of a simulated earthquake.While all of it was staged, experts hope the drills and reminders get folks prepared for the sort of devastating quake California hasn't seen in more than two decades"The longer we go without those, we are going to have one of those soon. Ric Romero's Earthquake TipsLearn what to do before, during and after an earthquake with tips from Consumer Specialist Ric Romero.

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