The Rock is at it again, saving the world at this week’s premiere of the action packed disaster thriller San Andreas:
Between the San Andreas release and other earthquake hoaxes circulating the internet, there’s been a lot of talk lately about the impact of these disasters. But there hasn’t been as much talk about the importance of earthquake preparedness and safety. Being prepared for an earthquake is the best way to ensure your family’s safety and resiliency following a major disaster.
If you flock to the theaters this weekend to check out the flick, we encourage you to also take a moment to ask a few questions:
- Does my family have an emergency kit?
- Do I know where the gas shut off valve is in my home?
- What if an earthquake struck while I was in bed? Or the living room? Or garage? Would I know where to look for cover?
- Where’s my flashlight, and do the batteries work?
Check out some other earthquake preparedness tips here on our website.
But when “the big one” strikes, rest assured that the Red Cross will be there providing hope and comfort, just like we were there for Nepal last month, and just like we’ve been there for historic Bay Area earthquakes like the 1906 San Francisco quake.
So don’t let San Andreas leave you shaking in your boots. Make sure your family is Red Cross Ready for any disaster, including earthquakes.
If you’re in Kern County this weekend, stop by and visit us at the Marketplace movie theater where we’ll have volunteers and earthquake information to help get you prepared!
See you at the movies!
Regional Director of Communications