Emergency Preparedness Redefined: SF72

It’s been a big week for San Francisco’s emergency preparedness: The 24th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake; the Great California ShakeOut; and www.SF72.org is launched!

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What is SF72?

SF72 is your hub for emergency preparedness. You’ll find information about what to do in an emergency, simple steps to get connected, and useful guides to help you get prepared. Share SF72 with a friend—and help your loved ones and your city get prepared.

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SF72 is for us, by us. 

Our mission is to enable San Franciscans to get prepared. SF72 was created by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, with feedback and ideas from the people of San Francisco. The best way to do this is for us to get connected to each other and share resources.

SF72 is about connection.

When disaster strikes, we come together to help each other. Getting prepared is about knowing your neighbors, saying hi to the regulars at the local market, and staying in touch with family and friends—both digitally and in person. SF72.org shares ideas about how we can connect before an emergency so we’re more resilient in the face of an emergency.

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Experience SF72 for yourself.

We hope on a day when reflect upon what happened to the San Francisco Bay Area 24 years ago that you’ll visit http://www.sf72.org to learn how to be ready for just about any emergency–small or big.

And let us know what you think!

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Reflections of Loma Prieta: Then and Now

Tomorrow marks the 24th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Although this earthquake may not be one of recent memory, it still remains one of the most significant disasters to have occurred in the Bay Area (and California at large).  Here are a few stories about the Loma Prieta earthquake and how this disaster helped to shape us into a more resilient San Francisco.  We also hope you’ll participate in tomorrow’s Great California ShakeOut: the statewide drop, cover and hold-on drill taking place at 10:17 am.

Then and Now Loma Prieta Earthquake Reflections from Mayor Art Agnos

Then and Now Loma Prieta Earthquake Reflections from San Francisco NERT Member, Edie Shaffer

Then and Now Loma Prieta Earthquake Reflections from PG&E Regional Gas Superintendent, Joe Corona