Don’t Get Caught Off Guard Earthquake Warning California
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) invites Californians to join the Earthquake Warning California’s “Don’t Get Caught Off Guard” earthquake early warning awareness campaign.
Earthquakes can and will happen throughout California. Earthquake Warning California is the country’s first publicly available, statewide warning system that could give California residents crucial seconds to take cover before you feel shaking. Managed by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Earthquake Warning California uses ground motion sensors from across the state to detect earthquakes before humans can feel them and can notify Californians to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” in advance of an earthquake.
Earthquake Warning California offers no-cost earthquake warning resources, including:
- MyShake App - A mobile app that can be downloaded for mobile devices at no-cost from Google Play the Apple App Store. App location services must be set to “always on” so that ground sensors can alert those in the nearby area when shaking is detected.
- Android Earthquake Alerts - An earthquake warning system available to any new or updated Android devices that uses that same technology as the MyShake App.
- Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) - Text-like messages from the government during emergency situations. This includes: Presidential, ImminentThreat (fire, earthquake, floods, etc.), and AMBER alerts. Understanding how to recognize alerts and what to do when receiving a warning is critical.
To receive monthly updates on earthquake preparedness news, events, technology, and other resources, sign up for the Cal OES e-newsletter at earthquake.ca.gov
La Familia Sana Collecting Donations for Families Impacted By Apartment Fire
On Wednesday, three families from the Cloverdale Family Apartments were displaced due to an out of control grease fire. With the assistance of Cloverdale Police Chief Ferguson and the American Red Cross, the families have since been placed in temporary housing.
Non-profit, La Familia Sana is coordinating collection of donations to help the displaced families. People who are interested in helping the families can do so by contacting Ezequiel Guzman via email at firstname.lastname@example.org