EMERGENCY

In the early morning hours of February 27, 2010, Martina Marturana felt a slight tremor that lasted a long time.  The 12-year-old lived on Robinson Crusoe Island, 325 miles off the coast of central Chile. She looked out the window and noticed the boats in the harbor moving in an unusual way, and ran to ring an alarm bell in the town square. Eight people died in her village but she is credited with saving over 600!


The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. "Step 3" is to organize your disaster supply.

Geologist Lori Dengler recommends preparing at least two weeks of water, food and medical supplies.

Check out Living On Shaky Ground for more information.


Geologist Lori Dengler encourages all of us to take part in the Great California ShakeOut Drill, an annual event to practice what to do when you feel an earthquake.

Click here for details on the ShakeOut and more emergency preparedness information.


Geologist Lori Dengler discusses notification systems for hazards and emergencies...

Beyond television and radio, alerts can be sent to you via phone or email. Dr. Dengler encourages signing up to be notified!


The unplanned, the unexpected can happen at any time. Wherever summertime journeys take you, Geologist Lori Dengler says, be prepared. 


Geologist Lori Dengler talks about NOAA's National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. This program provides and facilitates vital warning systems and emergency response coordination.

Will this essential program be cut by the current US administration?