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Are You Prepared?


Every day is earthquake season in California.®  There's nothing we can do to prevent them.  But there are things we can do to prevent or reduce the harm they cause.

The CEA is committed to reducing injury, loss of life and property damage from earthquakes by motivating Californians to properly prepare themselves and their residences. The CEA Mitigation Program supports earthquake preparedness and mitigation efforts to make all Californians safer.

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquake preparedness means taking the steps necessary to prepare yourself and your family before an earthquake strikes. There are simple things you can do to make your family safer.
  • Create a disaster-preparedness plan.
  • Prepare disaster kits.
  • Protect yourself during earthquake shaking.  If you are indoors, DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON.
  • After the earthquake, check for injuries and damage and, when safe, follow your disaster-preparedness plan.
  • Consider how you would financially recover after an earthquake.  Should you learn more about earthquake insurance?
Earthquake Mitigation

Earthquake mitigation consists of the steps you can take before an earthquake strikes to improve the safety of your home.
  • Do you know many injuries and substantial damage can result from unsecured objects in your home?  Identify potential hazards in your home and begin to fix them. 
  • Do you know that the age and type of construction contribute to how a residential structure reacts during an earthquake?  Identify your building's potential weaknesses and begin to fix them.

Learn More About Earthquake Safety