Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
Disneyland – Diamond Celebration – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 3
Union Bank – Banner
Simply Taylored – Banner
California High Speed Rail – Palmdale – Banner
College Of The Canyons – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
IHOP – Banner
AV Party Rental – Banner
Hugo Naturals – Banner
Santa Clarita Transit – Dump the Pump – Banner
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Banner
Facey – Banner
Newhall Land – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 2
Adage IT – Banner
SCV Senior Center – Touch A Truck 2015 – Banner
Action Family Counseling – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
San Diego Zoo – Generic – Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
Beyond Harmony – Banner
Newhall Land – 2015 – Banner
Santa Clarita Autosound – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on May 27, 2015
Home » Santa Clarita News » Chilean, Haitian Earthquakes Prompt A Look In The Mirror

Chilean, Haitian Earthquakes Prompt A Look In The Mirror


Even in Earthquake Country, as Southern California is frequently referred to, we get soft. Despite an overdose of personal experience with tremors, enough time between catastrophic events leads to a disarming of supplies, training and common sense preparation.

With January’s 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, followed by this weekend’s massive 8.8 quake in Chile, come renewed fears about the destructive capability of earthquakes and the long lasting impacts to life in the affected areas.

Even though Haiti’s earthquake was significantly less powerful than Chile’s, the infrastructure in the underprivileged nation led to many more deaths, and much greater destruction. Chile is greatly familiar with earthquakes and was therefore better prepared.

Earthquake preparation, however, goes far beyond building codes and emergency response units. In areas prone to earthquakes, each resident must have a detailed emergency plan, as well as the proper supplies necessary to make it through the initial days and weeks after a major disaster.

One of the biggest items to consider in an emergency plan is how to ensure a source of information. A recent study conducted by the National Association of Broadcasters noted that 7 out of 10 Americans owned a battery powered or crank radio. Directly after a major earthquake, phone and internet lines can become inaccessible, and electricity is usually off. Having a small radio can provide the only link to information during the critical first hours and days of a disaster. KHTS AM-1220 will be broadcasting local information around-the-clock in the event of an earthquake.

Food and water are also paramount. As many recall from the 1994 Northridge earthquake, water and food were in short supply for weeks afterward. If gas and electricity resources fail, cooking some common household food items may become problematic as well. Store enough bottled water for the entire family, along with nonperishable snacks. If power is off, plan on eating all food from the refrigerator first.

When preparing for an earthquake, it is important to run through a full checklist on a regular basis. This checklist includes fixing potential hazards in the home, creating medical supply kits, forming communication contacts outside of the area, and earthquake safety procedures.

With two major earthquakes fresh on the mind, now may be the best time to take a moment to review the list and get prepared. The full earthquake preparation list is available by clicking here.

Chilean, Haitian Earthquakes Prompt A Look In The Mirror

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About KHTS AM 1220

AV Party Rental – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Hugo Naturals – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
College Of The Canyons – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
SCV Senior Center – Touch A Truck 2015 – Tile
Adage IT – Tile
Mannered Mutt – Tile
Patterson’s Collision Center – Tile
College Of The Canyons – Tile
Santa Clarita Transit – Dump the Pump – Tile