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4 May, 2020

Pandemic Opens Eyes to Other Risks, Potential Disasters

By |2020-05-08T17:10:50+00:00May 4th, 2020|COVID-19, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, SDCAA|

Reaction to last month’s 4.9-magnitude earthquake in Anza was the same for just about everybody who felt it: That’s the LAST thing we need right now.

Striking in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and felt throughout San Diego, Orange and western Riverside counties, the quake jolted us into realizing the […]

3 May, 2020

Pandemic Turns Thoughts to Other Catastrophic Threats

By |2020-05-08T17:08:21+00:00May 3rd, 2020|AACSC, COVID-19, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection|

The COVID-19 pandemic has us all thinking differently about what it means to be prepared for widespread calamity.

The virus raged into our communities somewhat unexpectedly, much like an earthquake or other natural catastrophe might, and the impacts under these real and projected scenarios are the same: lives lost, hundreds hospitalized, […]

2 May, 2020

COVID-19: A Reminder of O.C.’s Vulnerability

By |2020-05-08T17:08:32+00:00May 2nd, 2020|AAOC, COVID-19, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection|

Orange County’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic was like much of the rest of California: lives lost, businesses closed, social distancing enforced, and most everyone told to wait it out in the isolation of their homes.

These have been unprecedented times, and in many ways the experience has heightened our […]

1 May, 2020

Pandemic Turns Thoughts to Other Disaster-Related Threats

By |2020-05-08T17:08:40+00:00May 1st, 2020|AAGLA, COVID-19, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection|

All of us by now have experienced the widespread economic impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, whether from business closures, confinement to our homes, unemployment, working remotely, or unavailability of services we have come to depend on.  Disruption has been extensive.

And it’s likely that most of us know someone who […]

1 April, 2020

A History of Earthquake Safety: California’s 100-year Learning Curve

By |2020-05-04T23:05:59+00:00April 1st, 2020|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Safety|

California had a reputation for earthquakes long before the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, yet the state’s legacy of taking action to prepare for them has been mostly a spotty pattern of starts and stops as lawmakers respond from one disaster to the next.

The state’s first “Great San Francisco […]

24 March, 2020

Will My Soft Story Building Collapse in an Earthquake?

By |2020-04-06T22:36:12+00:00March 24th, 2020|Earthquake Resilience|

Los Angeles is considered one of the most earthquake-prone urban areas in the nation. According to the United States Geological Survey, there’s a 60 percent chance an earthquake measuring in at magnitude 6.7 or higher will strike the Los Angeles area in the next 30 years; there’s also a […]

19 March, 2020

Tips to Building Community Resilience to Disasters

By |2020-04-28T23:02:09+00:00March 19th, 2020|Earthquake Resilience|

The urgent need for disaster resilience becomes clearer with each news cycle. Business owners and community leaders must adopt strategies and practices that can help communities prepare for, respond to, and bounce back after disasters like major earthquakes. The following six steps can help your business or community achieve disaster […]

4 March, 2020

Does your apartment complex pass this earthquake safety test?

By |2020-04-02T03:48:50+00:00March 4th, 2020|AAOC, Earthquake Safety|

How vulnerable is your apartment to earthquake damage? Is it located near a fault, landslide or liquefaction zone?

The United States Geological Survey has published an interactive map online, (https://maps.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/EQZApp/app/) enabling the public to search by property address to determine the earthquake risks associated with specific land […]

2 March, 2020

Earthquake Resiliency Can Protect California’s Affordable Housing Supply

By |2020-04-02T03:30:21+00:00March 2nd, 2020|AACSC, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

-Appeared on Apartment Association California, Southern Cities (AACSC).

How would a massive earthquake impact California’s housing shortage?

The answer is obvious.  A major earthquake that hits densely-populated urban areas would make California’s housing shortage much worse.

Such an earthquake could take a heavy toll on California’s affordable housing supply, […]