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Emergency responders prepare this week for a major earthquake

Original post made on Sep 14, 2009

Emergency responders from California, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Washington are participating in a disaster exercise this week to
test their response in the event of a 6.8-magnitude earthquake in the Bay Area.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 14, 2009, 7:52 AM

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Posted by DL
a resident of Danville
on Sep 14, 2009 at 8:54 am

There hasn't been a major quake from the Hayward Fault line in over 140 years. They also recently discovered it's connected to the San Andreas fault line and say it's going to be 4 times worse than expected if both go off in a major way. It's over due (Hayward fault line) to go anytime, be prepared, and live everyday to the fullest.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 14, 2009 at 11:19 am

Web Link This link may be helpful. I've put together stuff and then realized that I had not made considered my dogs.

Be Prepared!

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:58 pm

There will be a statewide earthquake drill that all can participate in on the anniversary of Loma Prieta 10/15...get more information at:
Web Link

...check it out.

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Posted by Interested
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 14, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Steve, thanks for the link. Unfortunately, I found the website cited very poorly-designed. What I (and other readers, I'm sure) *really* want to know is what activities will be taking place in or around Pleasanton. The way it's set up, one needs to click on the type of organization, then the county, only to find there's no activity for that "type of organization", e.g. "Schools" or "Medical Organizations" or "Faith-based organization" here in Pleasanton, multiple tries.

If anyone knows of any LOCAL activities we can participate in, please do post. Sorry to be a wet blanket, but it's not really well-structured.

And just for clarification, the actual anniversary of Loma Prieta is 10/17. I initially assumed that they were observing it on the 15th because it was a weekend day and easier for those of us who work, but *No*, the 15th is a Thursday and even harder for working folks to participate, unless our employers give us time off, which is unlikely... so, what the heck? Any ideas about why this approach?

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