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Earthquake Preparedness

California is the highest earthquake risk area in the contiguous United States, with several large active faults that run through the state, such as the San Andreas, Hayward and Newport-Inglewood faults.

Residents of Arcadia, in particular, are located in the proximity of several smaller active faults, among them the Raymond Fault and the Sierra Madre Fault.  These faults have been the cause of destructive earthquakes in the past and will be the source of future destructive shocks.  But with today’s technology, we do have a good understanding of earthquakes, their effects and their damage potential. 

Although we cannot predict when an earthquake will strike, we are able to effectively prepare for the tremblers in an effort to mitigate the potential devastating consequences that quakes leave behind.  Please use the following tips to better help you and your family prepare for future tremblers.

Prepare A Home Earthquake Plan

Eliminate Hazards

Prepare A Disaster Supplies Kit For Home And Car

Know What To Do When The Shaking Begins

Identify What To Do After The Shaking Stops

Published: July 27, 2021