California is Earthquake Country
In 1983, the Coalinga Earthquake permanently closed down one quarter of the downtown businesses. During the Loma Prieta Earthquake, property damage was estimated at $5 billion. Although there were fewer cases or total structural collapse in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, damages that occurred were primarily due to overturned filing cabinets, sliding equipment, moving contents and other nonstructural items.
A study by the California Office of Emergency Services, Earthquake Program revealed that:
There are several things you can do for little or no cost to decrease your chance of loss in the next earthquake:
Other things that you can do include assisting employees in preparing their own homes and families, so that they can report to work when disaster strikes. Collaborate with neighboring store owners in preparing for a disaster, so that you can assist each other if disaster strikes. Make plans for your own family, to ensure their safety if you are away.
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