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Friday, March 11, 2011

The BIG One Hits Japan

Early Friday, Japan time, a major 8.9 earthquake ripped through the Islands of Japan. The following tsunami increased the devastation many, many times. The extent of the damage is not yet reported.

As we get ready for the return of daylight saving time and being prepared to put new batteries in your smoke alarms, are you prepared for an earthquake? In California we face many natural dangers, fires, floods like we witnessed in the City of Highland this past Christmas, and of course earthquakes.

Today's quake in Japan is being called the seventh largest earthquake ever reported. As you see what has happened in Japan, CAL FIRE asks you to consider what you would do if that happened here.

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Preparedness is the key to safety and survival. Take a lesson from Japan and don't wait. Plan now to survive later!