The Great ShakeOut 2018
October is Great ShakeOut Month - Be Ready!
Key things to remember are:
1. Prepare now for an earthquake by securing things in your home that could fall and injure you.
2. Make a plan for what you will do when an earthquake occurs. Where to go? Who to call?
3. Have supplies (food, water, cell phone charger, first aid kit, at a minimum) in your
car and home.
4. Secure your finances. Keep extra cash in a safe place, take photos of important documents and contacts.
5. When an earthquake occurs: DROP OR LOCK, COVER, and HOLD ON! until the shaking stops, then evaluate your situation.
- Determine if or how much Earthquake Insurance you need.
- Prepare where you live.
- Actions to take when you have young children or infants.
- Lots of great resources for people who need extra assistance during disasters.
We are way overdue for a major earthquake, so don't wait to be prepared. Watch this video of a simulated 7.8 earthquake -- it will help you realize our vulnerabilities -- and how to recover afterward.
More information to get your prepared for Earthquakes!
- How to purify water to make it drinkable.
- Get prepared in 21 Weeks - 1 Week at a time!
- Grab N Go Bag - for home, work, school and your car.
- Earthquake Safety Checklist - English (print on legal size paper)
- Earthquake Safety Checklist - Spanish (imprimir en paperl tamoño legal)
- Fires often occur after earthquakes. Learn how to use a fire extinguisher.
WANT A CAREER IN HELPING OTHERS?
The Red Cross is an internationally recognized relief agency. Watch this video to see the tremendous work they do, as seen in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. 8 minutes long and worth every minute -- great video to show students who want to work for relief agencies, too.
- Wonder what would happen if the "BIG ONE" struck? Watch this video of a simulated 7.8 earthquake, directed by Theo Alexopoulos, 2008.
- Earthquakes around the world--See what 2011 looked like in other parts of the world. In Japanese, but LOOK at the video! What happened on Feb 11?
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS have been recognized as a vital part of keeping the campus community abreast of emergency events. Make sure you look at your information (especially email and phone information) and keep it up to date.
GAS PIPELINE INFORMATION
The Gas Company website has some important information regarding Gas Pipeline Safety. Look under "Stay Safe." Their site also contains gas safety tips and emergency information for consumers.
HOMELAND SECURITY INFORMATION
The Department of Homeland Security has developed a National Terrorism Advisory System to effectively communicate information about terrorist threats.
Click HERE to go to their site that lists the current national threat level. Here are some tips for your response to these levels at CSUF.
I AM A DISASTER SERVICE WORKER! And so are YOU!
Watch this video to learn what it means to be a Disaster Service Worker (ALL state employees are!) and what you may be called upon to do during a disaster.
This site has been updated with lots of information to help us prepare for any disaster. There is still much to be completed, but if you don't see something you need, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator. Thanks!