National Preparedness Month is an opportune time for individuals, families, schools, colleges, businesses, houses of worship, and other sectors to prepare to survive and recover from the disasters in our future. The recent, devastating floods in
"Earthquakes can happen at any time of the day and during any season," FEMA Administrator
Organizations also need to prepare in advance for potential earthquake damage. For those in charge of organizations, ResilientWorkplace.org houses several resources for developing a strong business continuity plan, preventing local, state, and national economies from grinding to a halt due to a disaster. International ShakeOut Day on
"Social science research shows that when people see others taking action, they are more likely to take action too," says Mark Benthien, Outreach Director for the Southern California Earthquake Center. "National Preparedness Month and Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are ways for all Americans to come together, inspire action, and improve resilience."
Participants register and find resources for their drills at ShakeOut.org, a website managed by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) at the
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