emergencyWe live in earthquake country. Fortunately, Palo Alto suffered little damage during the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. With a major earthquake expected on the Hayward Fault, and some moderate earthquakes in October 2007, we must be prepared.

Palo Alto Neighborhoods (PAN) works on emergency preparedness with the City of Palo Alto’s Office of Emergency Services to help Palo Altans prepare for an earthquake, flood or other disaster.

The City of Palo Alto has now adopted Santa Clara County’s AlertSCC system for notifying residents by telephone of emergency situations. To take advantage of the system, you must sign up and list a primary telephone number at the AlertSCC website. You can also sign up for email and SMS (text) alerts.

The Adobe Meadow Neighborhood Association has partnered with QuakeKare.com: Emergency Preparedness Kits and Supplies to make earthquake supplies available to residents. Use the link to make individual orders or contact us by email to find out about periodic bulk orders.

Being prepared is for all of us, not only Boy Scouts!