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News - August 19, 2011

Neighbors to host second annual disaster campout

Quakeville II drill to take place Sept. 10-11 in Briones and Rinconada parks

by Jeff Carr

This is it — the Big One. Bay Area residents have been anticipating the next major earthquake for years, and according to Lydia Kou, a 7.2 shock will hit Palo Alto on Saturday, Sept. 10, in the mid-morning.

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Editorial Intern Jeff Carr can be emailed at Staff Writer Sue Dremann contributed to this report.


Posted by Annette, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm

The 5.9 earthquake near Richmond, Virginia reminds us of the constant need to be vigilant. To that end, let me preview some key events for the next period:

Wed Aug 24: BPC classes, 6PM at PAMF
The quake is a good opportunity to recruit others to attend and participate in our efforts to keep our city resilient
Sun Aug 28: Radio 101 Drill 3PM
Sept 10/11: Quakeville Please consider coming to the demos, camping out, and broadcasting to your neighbors..
This event will be fun and will provide everyone with the ability to watch or participate in drills and see demos by the Red Cross, Boy Scouts, and city first responders. There will be a serious side - with the opportunity to experience communal living after a disaster
Oct 20: The Great California Shakeout via ALERTSCC
Nov 3: Panel Discuss with Prominent Keynote Speakers in City Hall council chambers on lessons learned from recent disaster and psychological first aid.

Quoting Lydia Kou - "Plan, Prepare, Survive"