Did you feel that? A 2.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Orange, CA, at 3:42 pm today, according to the U.S.G.S.
This quake was felt in nearby cities, including Santa Ana, Anaheim and Irvine.
Here are links to informative sites about earthquake preparedness and safety courtesy of the American Red Cross:
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country is one of the best and most comprehensive earthquake preparedness guides available.
- Secure Your Space offers tips and techniques to help ensure that the contents of your home or office remain stable in the event of an earthquake. Learn how to secure televisions, filing cabinets, water heaters and many more items at Secure Your Stuff.
- Secure Your Building refers to elements that are not part of the structure (floor/ceiling/walls) but are considered part of the building, e.g., electrical or mechanical systems such as heating, water, etc. Learn how to Secure Your Building or find a qualified contractor to help.
- AlertOC is a mass notification system designed to keep Orange County residents and businesses informed of emergencies. Learn more about AlertOC
- ReadyOC is a public service campaign aimed at educating and empowering Orange County residents, businesses and the community to better prepare for emergency situations. The ReadyOC website offers tips, information and a Promise to Prepare.
- MyHazards, from The California Emergency Management Agency, has an incredibly useful and user-friendly tool to help you gain awareness of the risks to your neighborhood.
- Contacting your local city of residence or employment is a great way to learn about what dangers are more likely to occur in your area. Find an Orange County city.