Thursday, October 22, 2009

Are You Ready for the Next Big Earthquake?

On October 21st, SFPUC staff shared important earthquake preparedness tips with neighbors at the Lakeshore Acres Neighborhood Association meeting.

The importance of storing water, preparing your house and being aware of potable water hydrants throughout San Francisco were discussed.

Be sure to store at least one gallon of water per person per day, to last at least 3 days. Store extra water for houseguests, pets and older neighbors who may need help after an earthquake.

The SFPUC recently published a new brochure with many great earthquake preparedness tips. The brochure is available on our website at

It has been over 20 years since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Now more than even, it is important to prepare yourself, your house, office and car so you can take care of yourself for at least the first 72 hours after a major earthquake or other disaster.

We are rebuilding our reservoir, pump stations and pipelines in San Francisco and throughout the region to prepare for that next big earthquake, which experts believe will happen in the next 30 years.

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