How and Why Not to Panic and What to Do Instead

The new report about what would happen if San Diego were to get hit by a major earthquake may have gotten your attention, even if it was released on the same day that the Governor declared a state of emergency in California because of the coronavirus.

And if it didn’t, it probably should and for good reason, instead of just seeing it as just another thing to worry about.

The report said a major earthquake, a 6.9 magnitude quake, on one of San Diego’s largest and most centrally located faults, could damage 100,000 homes, cause 38-billion dollars in building and infrastructure damage and displace 36-thousand households.

And instead of seeing this report on a big earthquake hitting us as just something else to worry about, it’s designed to make us more aware so we can be better prepared if it were to ever happen.

The same goes for the message in the state of emergency by the Governor.It’s not a reason to panic or worry but a message about being prepared, to know what to do to prevent it and what to do now…to be ready and to be prepared…just in case.

We will soon hear the same message as we approach the hot and dry weather this summer about wildfires here in California.

In other words, it’s not time to panic, but it’s always time to be prepared.

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