Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Planetary Science

Earth and Planetary Science Staff and Faculty Receive Valuable Earthquake Safety Training

Thursday, November 9, 2017

 

Staff from the Berkeley Seismology Lab (sister agency of the Earth and Planetary Science department) gave an informative lecture about the necessity of creating a Go-Bag in the event of a major earthquake or natural disaster.

Since the majority of staff and faculty on campus do not live within “walking distance” of their homes, a Go-Bag is an essential tool that should contain items you would need to survive for at least 72 hours after a major earthquake (or any disaster) struck the university.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided the following list of suggested items you should pack in your Go-Bag:

·      Food

·      Comfortable walking shoes

·      Water

·      A battery-powered or hand-crank radio

·      Flashlight

·      Spare batteries

·      First aid kit

·      Can opener

·      Local maps

·      Moist towelettes

·      Toilet paper

·      Garbage bags

·      Plastic ties for personal sanitation

·      Sleeping bags or blankets

·      Paper towels

·      Books

·      Puzzles and games for children

·      Pet food for family pets

A complete list of recommended items for a Go-Bag emergency kit can be found at FEMA's emergency preparedness Website (www.ready.gov)