Personal Emergency Preparedness

General Preparedness:

Earthquake-specific Preparedness:

  • Download the free MyShake mobile phone app, which can provide seconds of warning before the ground starts to shake from a nearby quake…enough time to drop, cover and hold on to prevent injury.
  • Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - US Geological Survey (USGS) handbook that provides information about the threat posed by earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay region and explains how you can prepare for, survive, and recover from these inevitable events.
  • Bay Area Earthquake Hazards
  • Disaster Preparedness: Self-Help Checklist (PDF) - Checklists for earthquake supplies/insurance and disaster defense.

Other Preparedness Tips: