Earthquake Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Recovery

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The following links have been selected and vetted by our librarians for quality, currency and relevance. However, by clicking on any of the links listed on this page you will be REDIRECTED to those web sites which are independent from the City of Palm Springs.

City of Palm Springs Resources

City of Palm Springs C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) Training
Learn about how to help save yourself, coworkers, friends and family during an earthquake, flood or fire by signing up for a C.E.R.T. Training from the Palm Springs Fire Department (Office of Emergency Management).

City of Palm Springs Emergency Preparedness Resources
Learn about how to prepare for an emergency from the Palm Springs Fire Department (Office of Emergency Management).

City of Palm Springs Fire Department
Visit the City of Palm Springs Fire Department Homepage.

Earthquake Basics

California Geological Survey
Includes shake maps, fault zones, information on recent and historic earthquakes, and more.

California Integrated Seismic Network
Earthquake news and information from a group of agencies.

Earthquake Country Southern California
This web service provides information about earthquake basics, and how to prepare and protect ourselves and our belongings before, during and after an earthquake.  Each section has a set of questions with links to online resources that provide answers.

The USGS (United States Geological Survey) is a government organization that provides information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, natural hazards, natural resources, the impacts of climate and land-use change. Also check out their site on how to prepare for an earthquake.

Earthquake Preparedness 

California Earthquake Authority (CEA)
CEA is a not-for-profit, privately funded, publicly managed organization that provides residential earthquake insurance and encourages Californians to reduce their risk of earthquake losses.

The Great California ShakeOut!
Learn more about the Great California ShakeOut (an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes). 

From Riverside County's American Red Cross.

Ready for Earthquakes
Earthquake readiness information from the Department of Homeland Security.

Flood Insurance Resources & Brochures

From the City of Palm Springs, view collected flood resources.

Recovering From an Earthquake Or Fire

After the Fire: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures
A fact sheet from the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.

Power Outages
Safety tips to help you prepare for and cope with sudden loss of power. From the Centers for Disease Control.