September 19 marks the anniversary of not one but two major earthquakes in Mexico. One ranks as one of Mexico City’s deadliest disasters; the other demonstrates the importance of preparation and planning.
At the end of summer, we stock up on school supplies to prepare our kids for the educational year ahead. With a little practice, preparing each school year for earthquake safety can become just as routine. Start with these three simple steps.
We’ve secured our bookshelves, packed go-kits, and set emergency plans to find the safest place during an earthquake. We like to think we’ll be cozy at home when the “Big One” hits. But, consider the worst-case scenarios: What are the most dangerous places to be when a major earthquake happens? We explore three earthquake danger spots.
If you live in earthquake country, properly preparing yourself for a major disaster can seem overwhelming–for example, the CDC lists more than 70 “suggested supplies” for an earthquake kit. Strap down your water heater, bolt your foundation, secure top-heavy furniture, make a family plan — all great ideas, but there’s one thing to do first: