Southern California was hit by two large earthquakes last week. One was a magnitude 7.1; the largest recorded in the state in twenty years. It’s a reminder that the next one could be centered in downtown Los Angeles or San Francisco. Southern California Public Radio station KPCC released a podcast called The Big One this year. It talks about what will happen if a major earthquake hits. Host, Jacob Margolis, visited Santa Rosa in April to give advice to a group of emergency managers on how to use storytelling to effectively share information. We’re sharing an excerpt from his talk and a taste of the podcast to encourage you to get your earthquake kit ready.
Audio is courtesy of FEMA Prep Talks and Southern California Public Radio. FEMA hosted The Big One podcast team at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in April. Click here for the fabulous preparedness resources The Big One podcast is sharing with listeners.
(The Kaiser Permanente building after the Northridge earthquake. Credit: Gary B. Edstrom)