One easy way to tell which city dwellers have grown up in the Golden State and which ones haven’t is that Californians tend to be fond of referencing â€œearthquake weatherâ€, usually have some bottles of water, an economy sized box of ramen or cans stashed somewhere, and swap stories about where they were when the last major one happened.
In the Bay Area it was twenty years ago this Saturday afternoon when that death trap that takes you to Oakland collapsed and the entire world watched the surreal Game 3 coverage of the World Series in Candlestick Park.
So to get our complacent asses motivated and make sure we’re all ready for the next floor show from the San Andreas or one its little chorus girls comes tap dancing through, there’s a whole slew of events set up by the city and the state having started this week and going through the weekend.
There’s a statewide earthquake drill this morning and some preparedness fairs on Saturday, as well as ceremonies commemorating that afternoon and how the city came together and didn’t completely lose it.
Go down and get informed, buy some water, flashlights and a variety of canned delights. Lord knows the next big one ain’t gonna be pretty.
And if you’re still too lazy to do even that, at least check out Kate’s disaster Preparedness kit.
The Big Rumble
[All Over the Bay Area]
October 13-18, 2009
The Great California Shake Out
October 15, 2009