The American Red Cross' in-depth guide to earthquakes and planning for them.
Questions and Answers About Earthquakes
- A thorough Q&A about earthquakes and faultlines in
the Pacific Northwest area.
Putting Down Roots In Earthquake Country
- A Southern California-centered guide to earthquakes
and earthquake preparedness useful for anyone living in a quake-prone area.
Also available in PDF format
Home Retrofit & Free Retrofit Classes
Information from the City of Seattle about home retrofit and about free retrofit classes for homeowners,
which are offered by the City every month.
Hiring Contractors for Home Retrofit
-The City of Seattle's tips for hiring contractors.
Tips for Hiring a Contractor
Department of Labor and
's pointers for making
your experience with a contractor as pleasant as possible.
Retrofit Training Materials
Training materials for contractors and inspectors; excellent information about house understructures
and the retrofit process.
- The American Red Cross' basic overview of how to prepare yourself for a quake, and what to do during and after
Family Disaster Planning
- Detailed advice on creating a disaster
plan for your family. Put together by the National Disaster Education Coalition, which includes
the American Red Cross and FEMA. Also available as a PDF
FEMA: Earthquake Information
- The Federal Emergency Management Agencies's
recommendations for earthquake
preparedness before, during, and after an earthquake.
FEMA: Earthquake Mitigation How-To
FEMA details ways in which you can mitigate earthquake damage in specific areas of your home.
After a Disaster
The American Red Cross' general guidelines for keeping safe after a disaster, as well as
Earthquake Survival Guide
- Tips on how to prepare for an earthquake and on what to do before, during and after the quake.
Is Your Family Prepared for an Earthquake?
A thorough outline of items to have on hand and preparations to make
for a disaster.
A bare-bones checklist of things to have on hand at home in case of
Emergency Drinking Water
A thorough guide to preparing an emergency water supply, including detailed information about
purifying water and identifying
potential water sources. Prepared by North Carolina University.
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