risk management: tip of the week

Preparing For An Earthquake

Last week we discussed the importance of understanding the earthquake risk in your local area. Once you have that information, the next step is to get prepared in the event an earthquake strikes.

The Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) is a California-based public-private partnership of people, organizations, and regional alliances dedicated to earthquake information and preparedness. The ECA's Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety flyer outlines steps to help residents and business owners prepare for, survive, and recover from earthquakes (see link below to download a PDF version of the ECA's flyer).

Earthquake Preparedness
Secure Your Space
Identify hazards and secure moveable items such as shelves, furniture, and other objects.
Create a Disaster Plan
Create a plan that includes how you will communicate during an emergency including options in the event that cell towers are inoperable.
Organize Supplies
Assemble and organize disaster supplies in convenient locations such as portable totes and backpacks.
Organize Documents
Assemble important financial documents and consider keeping copies in the cloud in case physical documents can't be accessed. Make sure to include insurance policies and contact information for filing a claim.

Download the ECA's Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety flyer.

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Make it a safe day!

Mike Schofield
President & CEO