An Interesting Discovery - We're Not Prepared Enough!
Recently, Cal EMA partnered with CalVolunteers, the California Seismic Safety Commission and the UCLA School of Public Health to conduct a study on household preparedness in California. The report was released on March 5, 2010. Some of its findings were disheartening, including;
Fewer than 20 percent of households have structurally reinforced their homes or had their homes inspected for earthquake resistance.
Only 40 percent keep the recommended minimum of three gallons of water stored per person.
Fewer than 20 percent of California households have purchased earthquake insurance.
More than 80 percent of households have first aid kits, flashlights and batteries in their house but only 40 percent of Californians have made family disaster plans.
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