Earthquake preparedness in San Francisco is just a way of life. Those of us who remember the ’89 quake have an appreciation for the havoc that can show up in a moment’s notice. All of us need to know how to take care of ourselves, and each other, in the event of a natural disaster. Our clients Bay Area business and economic leaders, and in the event of a natural disaster, they will be leaders in the efforts to rebuild.
Earthquake Preparedness in San Francisco Don’t Put it Off
Don’t put it off! To aid in the efforts of earthquake preparedness in San Francisco, we are here to ensure that your basic needs are met in a disaster situation, with comfort, nourishment, communication and peace of mind. This is why I share this with you now.
This is a re-post of an article from our sister website – Get The STASH – And was originally posted on
Earthquake Preparedness in the Bay Area
I’d like to take a moment of your time to talk about Disaster Preparedness. We all know that living in the San Francisco Bay Area means living with earthquakes. Most of them are only big enough to rattle our nerves, topple vases and frighten our children. Of course, they can also be genuinely disastrous, changing the course of our lives. The Loma Prieta earthquake struck in October 17th 1989, perhaps you remember it as well as I do.
Remember Our Last Major Earthquake in the Bay Area?
On October 17, 1989, at 5:04 p.m., in less than 15 seconds, everything changed. Freeways collapsed, our bridge buckled, homes and businesses toppled leaving 12,000 people homeless. Worst of all, more than 3,500 people were injured and more than 60 were killed. For those of us lucky enough to be unhurt, we still faced days without electricity, or gas, even water.
We all knew that day would come, but none of us knew exactly when, so many people were unprepared. We all know that an even more powerful earthquake will occur in the Bay Area, but only 18% of us have taken the small steps needed to be prepared to take care of ourselves and our families.
Complacency is a huge problem in disaster preparedness, largely because disasters tend to come out of the blue. We know it will happen, but not exactly when, so we don’t bother to get ready. This is unacceptable. It’s also why I created The STASH.
Our solution: Don’t worry about it. Let us do it for you.
What is The STASH?
The STASH is the result of client requests for help and 3 years of research and is the most comprehensive, customizable disaster preparedness solution available. Supplies AND Service. Being prepared will reduce your feelings of stress and is essential to the well being of your family.
The STASH is a system of supplies and service that includes warmth, shelter, hot emergency food/meals, first aid, water, training and an annual maintenance plan. Even technology that will run your cell phones and laptops. We all know a major earthquake could occur in the Bay Area at any moment and that we need to be prepared. The Red Cross and FEMA recommend that families prepare to shelter in place – which means being able to stay on your property for up to seven days. This independence will help your family be more comfortable and will allow public resources to be focused on the tens of thousands of citizens who are unable to get prepared.
What is Included in The STASH?
Getting The STASH saves everyone the time and frustration of going through all the lists of recommended supplies and figuring out where to buy, what to buy and how much to buy. We have used these same lists to create The STASH contents and have included everything that will help your family get through a disaster. You need only tell us the size of your family and the amount of food you want. There are extras you can choose such as generators, gas reserves, GPS locators and a special supply kit for an infant or toddler.
We have two versions of The STASH, a full featured model with everything you might need, and The Essentials, with only what you will need.
I’d like to set up a time to speak with you about this in greater detail. Please let me know how we can arrange that.
For more information, please call Breeze Carlile, founder of Get TheSTASH, or visit our sister website: Get The STASH.