We live in an earthquake country. But wait, there’s more! Some homes are in liquefaction zones, others in slide zones or high fire areas … and a few are in several zones at the same time!
The key is being informed so you know what to expect, and how to prepare your home for moving events.
Maps & Resources
Alan Kropp & Associates created a very useful map of the Hayward earthquake fault and Berkeley slide zones. We refer to it often, so have downloaded it to our iPad.
Berkeley Parcel Conditions and Permit History – enter the address and click “parcel conditions” to learn if a home’s in one of these zones.
USGS – United States Geological Survey
ABAG – Association of Bay Area Governments
Berkeley has an excellent Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program; here’s more information
City of Berkeley CERT Disaster Preparedness Handbook
City of Albany Disaster Preparedness
Oakland Animal Services – Disaster preparedness for your pet
Our friend, and amazing Realtor, Raziel Ungar with Pacific Union Real Estate in Burlingame created “Raziel’s Ultimate Guide to Emergency Earthquake Kits for Home & Car“
Dave Ford, East Bay Retrofit, is the person we’ve entrusted to retrofit our own home and recommend him to all our friends and clients.
Join us – be prepared for the “Big One”