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Home > About CEA > In Your Community > Community Stories > 2018 > Thousand Oaks Residents Receive Valuable Information on Earthquake Preparedness

Thousand Oaks Residents Receive Valuable Information on Earthquake Preparedness

May 19, 2018

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(L-R) Councilmember Joel Price, City of Thousand Oaks; Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, District 44; Mark Toohey, California Earthquake Authority; Mark Lorenzen, Ventura Fire Chief educating community members about the need to be prepared for an emergency.

As part of its mission to educate, mitigate, and insure Californians, CEA joined Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin and the City of Thousand Oaks at their “Be Prepared” safety fair on May 19.

About two hundred residents attended the free emergency preparedness event that offered a variety of informational booths, displays, demonstrations, K9s, safety vehicles and much more. CEA's Agent and Community Liaison Mark Toohey shared valuable information about the importance of obtaining the most suitable residential earthquake policy to be prepared for an earthquake.

It is never too soon nor too late to hold a preparedness event. This one took place just days after a magnitude 5.3 quake struck the Channel Islands on April 5 and a 4.5 shake took place in Cabazon just on May 8, relatively close to the fair’s location. Thousand Oaks, located in Southern California, is at risk of experiencing a major quake in the next 30 years. Therefore, the importance of being prepared to survive and reduce damage is high.

Members of the public who attended the event, regardless of being homeowners or renters, were educated to prepare themselves with the most suitable earthquake insurance policy and encouraged to check out our premium calculator for a quick and free estimate.

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