Links to General Information

The web has so much good information to help you prepare for emergencies and natural disasters that it would be impossible to make an exhaustive list, but here are a few links to get you started.

Interesting Videos

These are the best of the "earthquake simulator" videos that I've found on the web. If you've been through a few small earthquakes here, it's easy to start thinking that they're no big deal and will be easy to ride out. Watching these videos will cure you of that — these are simulations of BIG earthquakes, the kind that require the serious preparations that South Bay Safety Guy focuses on. (Note: The 1989 Loma Prieta quake was certainly serious, but it does not count as "the big one". The USGS believes there is a much stronger one coming someday.)

Warning: Some of these may be a bit too scary for very young children. They're far less violent than what the kids see on TV, but these images are not make-believe.

Official government recommendations

Other interesting material