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Disaster Planning for Earthquake and Pandemic is Essential

Original post made by Alice Smith, Green Acres, on Mar 25, 2007

I received this Link, today, to the website of the US Geological Survey (a local resource in Menlo Park), which shows how fast the earthquake moved in 1906. An earthquake greater than the 1906 quake is now predicted by USGS within the foreseeable future. It behooves each of us to prepare for this eventuality. Look at the USGS link and take action now. Web Link

The pandemic flu epidemic could also spread rapidly and will equally be deadly in its impact. Predictions are that 2-3% of the population will die and 40% will protract the flu in waves over 1-2 year cycles. The question posed by the experts is not if, but when this will happen. Again, by being prepared, you will have a better chance of surviving and helping your family to survive. Act now. Don't wait. Our local Palo Alto Area Red Cross, inter alia, has great materials on its website for making plans for earthquake and pandemic readiness.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 31, 2007 at 1:10 pm

I believe the new reservoir and the command center in the new police station will facilitate disaster response. Fiber optic might help. Tasers for the cops might eliminate the need to shoot looters.
5 days food and water supplies and a manual can opener. Battery or hand crank radio. Active Boy and Girl Scouts, police reserve, triage station operators, Ham station locations and protocol, locator service. Cash on hand to tide you over until the ATMs are back up. Pet food. NRA sticker for your front window. 5 days clean underwear.
Shovel. Laser pointer.

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Posted by
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 19, 2007 at 5:04 pm

To help you prepare for emergency situations such as earthquakes and pandemics there are a couple of upcoming free community events. At these events you can learn more about how to prepare and purchase ready made kits to get a jump start on preparedness.

"Getting Earthquake Ready" is a seminar given by MV Fire Dept on April 22nd at 2 pm, 801 California St, Mountain View, CA, 94041. The 1 hour seminar will be followed by 1/2 hour of preparedness activities. Spanish translation will be available.

The second event "Preparedness in the Park" will feature preparedness activities for all ages and will follow the Spring Parade. April 28th,12-3:30 Pioneer Park, Mountain View.

Both events are free and open to all members of the community.

Please forward this information to your friends and neighbors as it is important for everyone in the community to prepare.

For further details you can visit or call 650-248-0655
For information on pandemics and preparation kits visit

Community Sponsors of these events: | Palo Alto Red Cross| MV Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) | MV Fire Department | MV Police Department | MV Parks & Recreation | BlackBerry REACT | Beacon Fire & Safety | Palo Alto Utilities|Fenwick & West LLP

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