In 1997, about 30 residents from 44th Street, 45th Street,
and the adjoining section of Webster Street participated in the City
of Oakland's Earthquake Preparedness (CORE) Training Course. In the
first two sessions we reviewed the most important ways to prepare for
the inevitable BIG ONE--the earthquake that will register at 7.0 or
higher and is predicted to be a major source of destruction.
The CORE training was great, propelling a sizeable group of neighbors to take some beginning steps in preparing for an earthquake. But it's been a while since we've met as neighbors to discuss earthquake safety. Does anyone want to get us going again?
WHAT YOU CAN DO
A good place to start is the Citizens of Oakland Respond to Emergencies (CORE) Web site at: http://www.oaklandnet.com/oakweb/fire/core/index.html
Here you will find all sorts of information about earthquake preparedness
In the meantime, you might want to take a few moments to fill out the
attached 3-part questionnaire, which will familiarize the neighborhood
earthquake committees with your needs and concerns. (Please return your
to the contact person from your street, listed below, whose name appears
with a *. We want to guarantee that the information you provide will
be held in confidence, and will be used solely for the purpose of planning
for your household's safety in the event of a disaster.)
Also, please fill out the Earthquake Preparedness Family Registry Form and Earthquake Preparedness Special Skills/ Equipment/ Resources Form and return them to one of the above individuals.
More information is available on Earthquake Task Force Rolls and Responsibilities.