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Earthquake Preparedness  Hints

Family,  Business & Neighborhood




Available Downloads

CDC: Emergency Documents

Download pdf version San Jose's EQ Prep Guide
Earthquake Tips for the Elderly

Earthquake Alert plugin for Firefox

Earthquake Alert plugin for Firefox Browsers


Evacuation Plan Templates.... each of the plan downloads below cover different aspects of what to include in your own family plan for evacuation. We suggest downloading all 3 versions and using the parts of each plan that seems best for your own family situation.

Ready Gov template

Red Cross template

Sample Plan template


Organizing Your Neighborhood

California's OES has produced a brief document containing tips and suggestions for how to organize your neighborhood for first response if emergency services are unable to get to your neighborhood right away after a quake.  Download pdf version


Prepare your Out of State Emergency Contacts List:

CarGuide (English) Other Languages

Truck Tent Info
Walkie Talkie Guides for  commonly available Motorola and Cobra  FRS (Family Radio Service) models are here
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  From FEMA's
Are You Ready....
There are real benefits to being prepared. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of an earthquake. They should be ready to evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelter and know how to care for their basic medical needs. The need to prepare is real. Read the full document here...

The American Red Cross
Safe and Well Website offers  those who have been affected by a disaster,  a way for you to register yourself as “safe and well.” This provides a way to communicate to your family members, letting them know of your well-being.

Quake alert free plugin for Firefox borwsers

Earthquake Alert plugin for Firefox Browsers


USGS Earthquake Notifier

via email pager or cell phone

Downloadable checklists, reference documents, and "Howto's" are in Adobe PDF or Quicktime format - you can easily download these free utilites with the links below


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