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Original post made on Apr 30, 2008

A big earthquake will likely strike the Bay Area in coming years — so why isn't everyone ready?

Fewer than 10 percent of households have a disaster plan, according to a booklet prepared by the USGS, Red Cross and other nonprofits.

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    Posted by a
    a resident of Adobe-Meadow
    on Apr 30, 2008 at 7:46 am

    I think the Big One is going to hit before 2012.

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    Posted by a
    a resident of Adobe-Meadow
    on Apr 30, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Summer 2012 is when all the ice melts in the artic and antarctic and there will be no ice to keep the pressure down on the plates. Everything is going to move...from Alaska to Washington, Idaho, Nevada, and California.

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    Posted by Judy Kleinberg
    a resident of another community
    on Apr 30, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Great story and I hope it inspires a lot of individual as well as community action. One correction: I didn't say we should be prepared in the manner of "hands free driving." I said "hands free phoning while driving." Small but important detail! Again, thanks for focusing on an important matter that everyone must take some responsibility for.

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    Posted by Annette
    a resident of Midtown
    on May 1, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Hi All

    Another correction for the article, I wanted to be sure everyone had a cache of water (1 gallon per person for 3-5 dyas), plus supplies for pets, a radio tuned to our local emergency station KZSU (90.1 FM) and a supply of cash - small bills. I did not say that I had money stashed around the house.

    I share Judy's sentiments, and hope this article gives everyone the momentum to take one step forward in preparedness. Find someone on your block to take the lead in being the "eyes and ears" and tie into our growing neighborhood networks.

    Thanks to the Weekly for raising awareness, Annette

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