Unlike weather events, earthquakes strike without warning, sometimes leaving devastation and heartache behind. Usually, earthquakes in the U.S. occur along the West Coast. However, earthquake potential exists in all states. Although nothing can stop an earthquake, careful preparation and planning can make a difference when it comes to protecting your home and family from the effects of an earthquake.
A hurricane can devastate a community and disrupt lives as it brings violent winds, heavy rains and storm surges. The Atlantic hurricane season stretches from June 1 through Nov. 30, therefore early preparation is really the best way to help protect your family and property.
Special thanks to the following organizations for their contributions to this information.
- American Red Cross
- U.S. Geological Survey
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- California Seismic Safety Commission
- California Contractors State License Board
- Institute for Business and Home Safety