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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country


Dr. Matt Springer at UCSF frequently gives talks about earthquake precautions and general preparedness (see current schedule).  

He will be holding several talks in our area this Spring:

Friday, Mar 8 @Noon: UCSF Mission Bay, Rock Hall, 1550 4th Street, Rm 102
Saturday, Mar 23 @4PM, SFPL, Potrero Branch
Wednesday, Mar 27 @Noon: SFGH, Bldg 3, Room 505

From Dr. Springer's website
The presentation includes personal experiences in several destructive California earthquakes over the last 4 decades, and gives examples of precautions that can be taken both at home and at work (including discussions of simple furniture bracing, cabinet latches, quake putty, don't hang a heavy picture over your bed, and so on). 
Earthquake Resources website  (home safety photos, maps, lists, quake safety for pets, etc.)
Schedule of talks
NEW!  Check out Dr. Springer's QuakeTips blog for occasional updates, articles, and tips about earthquake preparedness. 

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