2,000 Dead, 50,000 Injured,
$200 Billion in Damage
and Counting . . .

That’s the projected outcome that served as the real-life earthquake scenario for the Great Southern California ShakeOut Drill held on November 13, 2008 — advertised as the largest earthquake preparedness activity in U.S. history.

Some Valley Cities Held Complete ShakeOut Drills; Others Opted To Just Talk

Following the Great Southern California ShakeOut Drill on November 13, 2008, the publisher of the Palm Springs Area Survival Guide made telephone inquiries to officials of each of the 9 incorporated cities across the Coachella Valley to discover the extent of each city’s participation in the drill.

Duck and Cover vs. Triangle of Life
Why Not Educate About Both and Let the Public Decide?


As scientists warn that it’s not a matter of if but when southern California will be hit by a major earthquake, the frequency of Duck and Cover drills continues to increase in homes, schools, businesses, and governmental offices throughout California.

Amateur (Ham) Radio . . . When All Else Fails

A team of experts, including Lucy Jones, chief scientist for the United States Geological Survey (USGS), continue to warn that the Coachella Valley could be the epicenter of the most devastating earthquake in the country, one that is already 300 years overdue.

Self-Reliance — The Key To Emergency Survival

As catastrophic as the Great Southern California ShakeOut Scenario may seem, scientists and emergency experts tell us that many can and will survive the initial calamity. The real challenge will be dealing with the aftermath and the large-scale disruptions to our physical, social, and economic infrastructures.

Get a Kit, Make a Plan
and Become Informed

Now that The Great Southern California ShakeOut Drill is over and we have learned that the Coachella Valley could very well be ground zero for the next “big one,” it’s time to get ready by getting a disaster kit, preparing an emergency plan, and becoming more informed.



Winter 2009 Issue

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