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Are You Ready for the Next Quake?

  There’s nothing quite like a near-miss emergency to remind us to review our own level of readiness if another earthquake were to strike even closer to home—or stronger.

Today, we get a quick check on what basic preparedness steps we should be taking.

The County of Sonoma offers the following suggestions for items to be contained in Disaster Preparedness Kits for Personal, Home, and Auto use. Additional supplies such as water, food, and medical supplies may need to be added to adequately prepare for the severity of a long-term emergency - See more here. And the Totally Unprepared website has further tips, suggestions and information.

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