National Preparedness Month

As you may or may not know, September (given 9/11) is National Preparedness Month.  The American Red Cross just release their new “Be Red Cross Ready” website, which is a quick and easy way to hear (there’s sound) the basics that the Red Cross (and FEMA) want us to know in order to be prepared for emergencies (and since you can listen you don’t need to read the manual).  I also thought it was really neat that at the end they went over CPR and using the new portable defibrillator machines (worth the time if you aren’t planning to take a CPR class any time soon).

Also, I noticed how small their 72-hour emergency kits are, it is truly grab and go.

Preparedness Now Short Film

Film director Theo Alexopoulos teamed up with USGS Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project to make this short film showing how important it is to be prepared. The film takes a look at a hypothetical earthquake along the San Andreas fault line.