Useful Web Sites That Supplement “Putting Down Roots In Earthquake Country—Your Handbook for the San Francisco Bay Region”
Why Should I Care?—The Bay Area Is Your Home
- Earthquake Probabilities for the San Francisco Bay Area U.S. Geological Survey
- California Seismic Hazard Assessment MapsCalifornia Geological Survey
- Critical facilities at risk Association of Bay Area Governments
- Seismic hazards California Geological Survey
Why Should I Prepare?—Big Quakes Will Affect You
- What would an earthquake do in my neighborhood? Association of Bay Area Governments
- ShakeMaps scenarios for Bay Area earthquakes U.S. Geological Survey
- Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Safety (.pdf file, 2.5 MB) California Seismic Safety Commission
Booklet is a good start to begin strengthening your home against earthquake damage.
What Should I Do?—Get Informed!
- Identify hazards in the home and methods for fixing them quakeinfo.org
- Make your home safer Association of Bay Area Governments
- Emergency Financial First Aid Kit operationhope.org
- Prepare a home earthquake plan and supply kit American Red Cross
Choose a safe place in every room—under a sturdy table or desk or against an inside wall where nothing can fall on you (Spanish version available). See also prepare.org.
- Learn how to survive 72-hours on your own City San Francisco Office of Emergency Services
- Preparedness information California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service
School, individual, home planner; materials and videos (Spanish version available)
- Disaster preparedness American Red Cross
Foreign Language Materials
What Else Should I Know?
- Real-time earthquake information U.S. Geological Survey
Maps and seismogram displays, 24-hour forecasts for CA, email notification, etc.
- Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country—Southern California Southern California Earthquake Center
- Various reports and publications (.pdf files) California Seismic Safety Commission