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Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday March 23, 2007

Russian Roulette? 


Would you do it? Put the gun to your head? After all, the law of averages is in your favor. Of course not.  

But we know the Hayward Fault is more than 20 years overdue and geologists tell us that we are probably in for a very major quake when it ruptures. Like along the lines of the 1906 San Francisco quake. 

So we can play the very dangerous game of hoping the law of averages will stay in our favor the rest of our lives, or we can do the prudent things to protect ourselves, our families, and our homes: have our retrofits checked, have an automatic gas shut-off valve installed, secure our furniture, and put together or buy an emergency kit. 

Not really so daunting, is it? And imagine the alternative. 



Larry Guillot is owner of QuakePrepare, an earthquake consulting, securing, and kit supply service. Call him at 558-3299, or visit www.quakeprepare.com.