California earthquakes are common. Spanning 730 miles through California, the San Andreas fault periodically hints at its destructive power. While the early-July Ridgecrest-area quake left relatively light damage in its wake, tremors were felt more than 100 miles away and triggered thousands of aftershocks.
However, they don’t come with warnings, and the first-ever movement along the Garlock fault is causing concern.
Warnings are provided for most disasters
Tornadoes, hurricanes, snow and ice storms are all accompanied with breathless forecasters beating the “prepare now” drums.
Meteorologist struggle with touchscreen monitors to display the projected storm paths festooned with graphics and off-key sound effects. Gas lines form, store shelves are emptied, and travel by any means is shamed.
Preparatory panic is expected, condoned and approved.
When the storm hits, these same reporters find the deepest water puddle to stand in (with an umbrella), lean against non-existent wind gusts, and pronounce traffic crippled by dusting of snow.
No Earthquake Warning
But, unlike many other natural disasters, earthquakes are unique in their absence of a warning—they just happen. California earthquake damage receives the same high-volume, noisy, flashy-graphic, post-quake treatment, but there are no preparatory chyrons or clarion calls.
While other disaster scenarios impact the surface, earthquakes, by name and definition, shake the earth. They damage infrastructure above and below the ground. They cause widespread power outages. The damage both public water systems and private water wells. Even without damage to your home, you, your family, and your loved ones can be without water.
In every disaster event, far more homes and businesses are impacted than are presented on the news.
How many days will you be without water?
At the top of every emergency checklist is WATER—not food, not electricity, not heating, not air conditioning. Even if you plan to leave the area, conditions may prevent travel for a few days.
Water is the single most important commodity. Most have no emergency water on hand. Most at risk without adequate water are small children and the elderly.
Will you have water?
Do you water on hand for an emergency? If so, great. Do you have enough? Is it fresh?
If not, you should consider Constant Water.
We developed Constant Water for you, your family and your loved ones. We developed Constant Water for earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires—any scenario that can leave you without water.
Even without damage to your home, natural disasters can damage your water supply. For less than $50 per month, you can be ready with water for an earthquake, or any natural disaster scenario—Always full, always fresh, always ready.
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