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Protecting Your Family From Earthquakes-The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety (in Spanish and English)

January 19, 2007

This book is provided here to share an important message on emergency preparedness. Historically, we have suffered earthquakes here in the San Francisco Bay Area that have caused severe hardship for residents and incredible damage to our cities. It is likely we will experience a severe earthquake within the next 30 years.

Many of us come from other countries where we have experienced earth- quakes, so we believe that we understand them. However, the way we prepare for earthquakes in our home country may be different from the way it is necessary to prepare for earthquakes here.

Very f w people die from collapsing buildings in the Bay Area because most structures are built to stand up to the shaking. But it is quite possible that your family will be without medical care or grocery stores and separated from one another for several days to weeks. It will ultimately be up to you to keep your family safe until help arrives, so we are asking you to join us in learning to take care of your family before, during, and after an earthquake.

The first step is to read this book. Everyone in your family, children and adults, can learn how to prepare for an earthquake. Then take advantage of the American Red Cross Earthquake Preparedness training courses offered in your community. These preparedness courses are free, and also offered in Spanish and available to everyone in the community regardless of family history, leg al status, gender, or age. We encourage you to take one of these free training workshops. Look on the back cover for more information.

Remember that an earthquake can occur without warning, and the only way that we can reduce the harm caused by earthquakes is to be prepared. Get Prepared!

Publication Year 2007
Title Protecting Your Family From Earthquakes-The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety (in Spanish and English)
DOI 10.3133/gip41
Authors , , , , , ,
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Series Number 41
Index ID gip41
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geologic Hazards Science Center; Western Earthquake Hazards Program