A series of earthquakes have rumbled through southern Imperial County since late last night. The largest so far has been a 4.8 quake at 11:43 p.m. That was preceded by a 3.3 magnitude quake at 11:35 p.m. Most recently, a 3.4 tumbler hit at 5:12 a.m. Our newsroom received a number of calls about these
The US Geological Survey reported a small earthquake shook the desert area Monday morning at 5:31 a.m. The 3.5-magnitude quake was centered in the Santa Rosa Mountains 14 miles southwest of La Quinta. People reported feeling a light shaking from Cathedral City to La Quinta and in Anza which was due west of the small
During emergencies, food can quickly become scarce for two reasons. The first reason is due to disruptions to the infrastructure and/or supply chain. For 99 percent of us, food comes from afar (often very afar). A large and sustained event like a hurricane, flood, earthquake, social unrest or war may interfere with the many planes, trains and automobiles that together keep our grocery shelves stocked.
As most of us enjoy a reliable supply of clean and affordable water, we find ourselves surprised and vulnerable when that supply is disrupted. . .
Now that you’ve covered the basics by Building Your Emergency Kit, let’s help you create your emergency plan. Emergency planning and preparation amplify your emergency kit(s) by considering what happens when we set our physical surroundings up for safety and pool resources to support others.