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Every day is earthquake season in California®.
Earthquakes strike without warning. Take steps now to prepare yourself, your home and your family, so that you can survive and recover from the next damaging earthquake.
[Download the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety PDF]
Practice Drop, Cover and Hold On
Earthquakes happen unexpectedly. Because there is not much time to react, the Earthquake Country Alliance recommends that you prepare a disaster plan and practice ahead of time:
Make an earthquake safety kit
Have both a grab-and-go survival kit for the first 72 hours following an earthquake, as well as emergency supplies to help you survive for up to two weeks following a quake.
Here's a partial list of the earthquake supplies recommended by the American Red Cross:
Reinforce your house
A brace and bolt seismic retrofit helps keep an older house from sliding off its foundation during an earthquake. Learn how to strengthen your house's foundation to make it more resistant to earthquake damage. CEA now offers a higher premium discount of up to 20 percent for properly retrofitted older houses.
Get covered with earthquake insurance
Protecting your finances is another important step to being prepared before an earthquake strikes. It takes years, even decades, to pay for a home, but an earthquake can destroy it in seconds.
Homeowners and renters policies don't include earthquake coverage. You need a separate earthquake insurance policy to cover your home against earthquake damage. With more coverage choices and deductible options from CEA, it’s easy to find a flexible, affordable policy to meet your needs and budget. Get a free premium estimate from CEA and be prepared to survive and recover from California’s next damaging earthquake.
The body of a man was found near a burned Ramona home Sunday after a resident of the home was unaccounted for after flames fully engulfed the structure on Saturday, authorities said. Deputies couldn't immediately say if the man who was found was the unaccounted-for resident.
The latest storm to hit San Diego is making for a beautiful scene in our local mountains with plenty of fresh snow that brought out lots of visitors this weekend.
Professional football is back in San Diego for the first time in more than two years. The San Diego Fleet's first ever home game against the Atlanta Legends got underway Sunday evening at SDCCU stadium.
The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame will induct five local women for their life's achievements next month, the organization announced Sunday.
San Diego police on Saturday released the names of the SWAT officers involved in a shooting and a standoff in Paradise Hills early on Valentine's Day.
Following a series of low pressures, a stronger, colder system on Sunday will bring a chance of snow to San Diego mountains.
The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest combat ship on Saturday, the USS Tulsa, which eventually will be docked in San Diego.
More than 150 current and former service members and their families gathered on the USS Midway on Saturday morning.
Dozens of people on Saturday fell victim to a brunch scam that was supposed to take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.