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Resources to help you stay prepared.
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Earthquake Preparation

Cypress Viaduct in Oakland after the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake

U.S. Geological Survey
Department of the Interior/USGS
U.S. Geological Survey/photo by J.K. Nakata


Earthquake Myths

California Drought

Tuolumne River

U.S. Geological Survey
Department of the Interior/USGS
U.S. Geological Survey

Fire Safety Tips

  • Safety tip sheets
    Fire safety tip sheets for a variety of situations that may cause fires: cooking, candles, religious candles, heating, electrical.
  • Red Cross Fire Prevention & Safety tips
    This article is primarily geared towards how to prevent a fire, but also includes sections on what to do if a fire happens, and how to escape from a fire. Fatal fires are often a result of not having a working smoke alarm, so be sure to check your batteries regularly.
  • Facts about Fires
    Facts about home fires, how to prepare for fires, what to do during a fire, what to do after a fire, and how to prevent fires.
  • How to Quickly Put Out a House Fire
    Farmers Insurance guide to putting out a house fire quickly.

Book Resources

Cover Art
The Resilience Dividend - Judith Rodin
Call Number: 303.485/ROD
ISBN: 9781610394703
Publication Date: 2014-11-11

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Global Weirdness - Climate Central, Inc. Staff
Call Number: 577.22/GLO
ISBN: 9780307907301
Publication Date: 2012-07-24

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The Ripple Effect - Alex Prud'homme
Call Number: 333.91/PRU
ISBN: 9781416535454
Publication Date: 2011-06-07

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Water Wars - Diane Raines Ward
Call Number: 333.91/WAR
ISBN: 1573222291
Publication Date: 2002-08-05

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Handbook of Water Conservation - Amy Vickers
Call Number: 333.9116/VIC
ISBN: 1931579075
Publication Date: 1998-11-01



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