Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2007
April is Earthquake Preparedness month and http://www.survivalkitsonline.com is kicking it off with a new line of products.
"Our new Children's line of products will involve kids in their own survival. Children are less afraid if they know what to expect. They will feel more empowered if they have their own kits," says, Scott Kastner, company co-owner.
"We have put many hours of research into providing kits that are compact and complete. Our new Survival Pal kit is affordable, lightweight, waterproof and stores easily in a desk, auto, locker or any other place where you spend time. We hope to help people get prepared so that they can survive any type of disaster," says, Chad Allen company co-owner.
Worldwide, each year there are about 18 earthquakes magnitude 6.7 or greater.
Most large earthquakes occur on long fault zones around the margin of the Pacific Ocean. Geologically, earthquakes around the Pacific Rim are normal and expected. Scientists estimate that there is a 62 percent probability of an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 or larger occurring on the San Andreas, Hayward, or Rodgers Creek faults in the San Francisco Bay Area within the following in the next 30 years.
Scientists disagree that the New Madrid Fault, at the center of the country's most active seismic zone east of the Rockies is becoming more or less active. This fault produces hundreds of small quakes a year, most too weak to be noticed without scientific equipment.
But in 1811 and 1812, when the area was sparsely populated, it produced a series of big earthquakes estimated at magnitude 7.0 or greater. Such a quake today would cause widespread damage, and scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey give a 7 percent to 10 percent probability one will strike over any given 50-year period.
Whether you live on the West Coast, the East Coast or in the middle everyone should be prepared for earthquakes or any other types of disaster that can strike.
If a major earthquake struck in your area today, you might be without direct assistance for up to 72 hours. http://survivalkitsonline.com/get_kits.html
Individual and Family Preparedness
- Know the safe spots in each room: under sturdy tables, desks or against inside walls.
- Know the danger spots: windows, mirrors, hanging objects, fireplaces, tall furniture.
- Conduct practice drills. Physically place yourself and your children in safe locations.
- Learn first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) from your local Red Cross Chapter or other community organizations.
- Decide where your family will reunite if separated.
- Keep a list of emergency telephone numbers.
- Choose an out-of-state friend or relative whom family members can call after the quake to report whereabouts and conditions.
- Learn how to shut off gas, water, and electricity in case the lines are damaged.
- Check chimneys, roofs, and wall foundations for stability. Make sure your home is bolted to its foundation. Call a licensed contractor if there are any questions.
- Secure water heater and appliances that could move enough to rupture utility lines.
- Keep breakable and heavy objects on lower shelves.
- Secure hanging plants and heavy picture frames or mirrors.
- Put latches on cabinet doors to keep them closed during shaking.
- Keep flammable or hazardous liquids such as paints, pest sprays, or cleaning products in cabinets or secured on lower shelves.
- Maintain emergency food, water, and other supplies, including medicine, first aid kit and clothing.
- Organize a neighborhood earthquake preparedness program.
- Identify neighbors who have special needs or will require special assistance.
http://www.SurvivalKitsOnline.com has been on the cutting edge of disaster preparedness. Careful consideration has been made when choosing products for the company's product line.