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Quake Serves As Reminder To Prepare

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December 30, 2009

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico today just before 11 a.m. serves as a good reminder to San Diego County residents to be prepared for natural disasters.

Fortunately, there was no damage reported as a result of the earthquake, but it may have left you feeling uncertain about what to do if the big one hits.

“As we were reminded today, earthquakes can occur at any time, so we need to be ready to respond in the event of a true emergency by having a Family Disaster Plan, practicing earthquake responses, and having an emergency kit ready to go in your home and vehicle,” said Ron Lane, Director of the County Office of Emergency Services.

To learn more about how to prepare for an earthquake at home and work, or to download a copy of a Family Disaster Plan (PDF), get a list of items to include in your emergency kits, and learn about earthquake preparedness, visit the Family section of You can also learn more about securing your home by clicking on the earthquake logo and going to the “More Earthquake info” link.

Residents can also register their cell phones on the ReadySanDiego site for AlertSanDiego, the County’s emergency notification system to receive emergency information or instructions during an emergency.

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