COME TO THE PANORAMIC HILL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EVENT
Sunday morning September 11th from 10 to 12 opposite 352 Panoramic Way
We’ll have advice and hands-on activities led by Sydney Kennedy and other experienced neighbors and hopefully professional fire fighters
BACKGROUND AND EXCERPTS FROM RECENT EAST BAY EXPRESS HEADED
“THE BIG ONE”
Scientists say the East Bay is overdue for the largest earthquake in centuries
The Hayward Fault generated its last large earthquake in 1868 … the fault’s average time between large quakes is 140 years … so that period lapsed in 2008 –
IT’S 8 YEARS OVERDUE!
The Hayward Fault runs under the first block of Panoramic Way – the only paved street connecting Panoramic Hill to the rest of Berkeley
EFFECTS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE IMAGINED
The shaking of a 7.0 magnitude quake would cause tremendous and unprecedented destruction: “Thousands of buildings could be destroyed including even dozens of hospitals”
“Broken gas pipelines and eruption of fires … Looting and home break-ins … “
“Many thousands of people would be homeless just from quake damage … “
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Prepare your dwelling (flashlights, gas shut-offs, emergency food, water, cash) Plan on walking out, not driving!