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Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday July 14, 2006

The Quake Hits—Now What? 


A major earthquake will cause violent ground shaking and it may be impossible to stand up. Most injuries result from falling or flying objects. At the first sign of shaking, take cover and protect yourself from falling objects.  

If you want to know more about retrofits and how they work, there is a free earthquake retrofitting & home safety seminar this Saturday morning, July 15, from 10 a.m.-noon at the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St., at Ashby Avenue. 

This free seminar describes the three main elements of an effective retrofit, tells how to evaluate an existing retrofit, describes retrofitting hillside homes, and will have community safety exhibits. It will cover the basics and make you knowledgeable about choosing a retrofit contractor.  



Larry Guillot is owner of QuakePrepare, an earthquake consulting, securing, and kit supply service in the East Bay.  

558-3299, www.quakeprepare.com.