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October is More than a Month about Earthquakes...It's about Cyber Security, too

October 19, 2012 in

The Loma Prieta Earthquake anniversary and ShakeOut (the annual statewide earthquake drill that takes place the third Thursday of October) make October a very earthquake-hazard-centric month. However, much like the nature of life, there many walks of hazard--including man-made ones like cyber terrorism. So, along with earthquake month, October also is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Then and Now Reflections of the Loma Prieta Earthquake

October 17, 2012 in

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Although this earthquake may not be one of recent memory, it still remains one of the most significant disasters to have occurred in the Bay Area (and California at large). And the memories from those of us who experience the earthquake first hand are fresh, which is why we are dedicating this em4SF blog today, and through the rest of this commemorative week, to story telling around Loma Prieta Earthquake.

San Francisco Public Library One City One Book Selection: Paradise Built in Hell

October 11, 2012 in

  In this em4SF blog, DEM's Recovery Planner Kay Vasilyeva provides a book review of the San Francisco's One City One Book selection: A Paradise Built in Hell, written by Rebecca Solnit. We are particularly excited about this selection because of direct connection it provides us to work we do at DEM to support San Francisco's resilience.

SF Heroes LIVE Community Preparedness Game Starts in 2 Days!

October 9, 2012 in

Get prepared. Win prizes. Are you prepared for emergencies? How about your family and your neighborhood?

The fact is that most of us who live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area aren’t. Why? For some, it’s too much trouble. For some, they just don’t know how. And some are just plain scared and just don’t want to think about it.

It's "Do Something" Day!

September 20, 2012 in

You may be wondering what this blog title means and well, our thinking is that today is as good as any day to do something to promote your preparedness and resilience during this fall season of preparedness. So, as we approach the autumnal equinox this weekend, we hope you will be inspired by our weekly 'do something' message and...do something!

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One Month Out to ShakeOut!

September 18, 2012 in

We are one month away from the the 5th Annual Great California ShakeOut, California’s state-wide drop, cover and hold on drill. We hope you will participate and help to spread the word about registering and participating in the drill planned for Thursday, October 18th at 10:18am. The purpose of the ShakeOut drill is practice and preparation: knowing what to do before, during and after an earthquake and preparing our homes, workplaces and schools for any type of an emergency.

Preparedness Spotlight: Prepare to Prosper Training Video

September 14, 2012 in

When it comes to disaster preparedness for people with disabilities, thinking about building capacity to prosper is a powerful message. This message is effectively presented in Prepare to Prosper, a video that shares the preparedness stories and planning tips from Bay Area residents with disabilities.