The M 7.0 Anchorage earthquake on November 30 demonstrates that strong building codes save lives. But for Alaskans recovering from the quake, life is going to require additional resources to bounce back.
Earthquake preparedness kit recommendations abound on the Internet. Most suggestions for earthquake kits include the consensus items–food, water, shelter, clothing–but the variations in details are infinite. Here are three alternatives to the usual kit items that can help you bounce back in a disaster.
We’ve peered into the terror of the most dangerous places to be during a major earthquake, but for most of us who live in earthquake country, the opposite question is much more relevant.
“Where is the safest place to be during a major earthquake?”
How does Jumpstart determine payment eligibility immediately after an earthquake occurs? To ensure fast, fair payments, we use data from the United States Geological Survey. The USGS is the US government agency responsible for measuring earthquakes and a leading authority on seismic activity around the world.
Getting through life is hard enough—who can afford to think about earthquakes? Well, here’s some good news: the same things that help us get through life are what will help us most in an earthquake: good friends, a financial cushion, and a phone charger.
(And yes, I did just reveal the secret of life in a top-three.)