Growing up in Southern California, I remember my 5th grade class practicing for "the big one". We stood in the doorways & held on like life depended on it. It was kind of scary. Then, as a teenager I experienced the Northridge Earthquake. Dishes flew out of the kitchen cupboards. Car alarms blaring for miles. Taking a flashlight to check on the older couple next door. And when we finally found our cat, we took her in the car & sat in the dark listening to the radio for the latest news as it came in, about the damages & injuries. As a young woman on my own, I always slept with a pair of tennis shoes and denim jeans under my bed, "just in case". It is just a way of life here in the Southland.
But are we really truly aware of how much damage can be done & what we would need to survive it? Are our families as safe as they can be? As a mom, and the wife to a Firefighter, I want to be sure I'm as prepaired a possible. I want my neighbors & you to be ready as well. Let's be safe together. Help eachother.
So I asked for the expert to come on The Sunday Journal and give us the very latest and most accurate assesment of what we may need to be ready for and how best to weather the storm. Literally.
Alonzo L. Plough Ph.D, MPH
Director Emergency Preparedness and Response Program County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health
Get ready now with BeReadyLA.org
LISTEN NOW! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW: Kristin Cruz and Dr. Plough
Please get a pencil handy while you listen in on our visit with Dr. Plough. He has some very serious and importnat info that can save lives. Share with friends and family near and far. These are smart tips and websites to know about. I hope you and your family are safe, and that this time we spent today was helpful.