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Anniversary of 1994 Northridge Earthquake

It has been 19 years since that devastating earthquake hit Los Angeles. For some, that may be hard to believe. For others, it may seem like just yesterday. The most dangerous thing about earthquakes, besides their obvious ability to cause massive destruction, is that even scientists can’t predict them with any certainty. Since then, great […]

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What NOT to Do in an Earthquake

Most of us Orange County residents know exactly what to do in the event of an earthquake, especially if we grew up here. Do you remember the earthquake drills in elementary school, teaching you to get under your desk and cover the back of your neck with your hands? Second only in popularity to the […]

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How and Why to Strap Your Water Heater to the Wall

Besides great weather, beaches, and movie stars, California is certainly known for its earthquakes. And because of that, California state law requires that any new or used water heater sold on or after July 1, 1991 to be strapped securely to a wall. NO exceptions are allowed for any home, public building, or multi-family property, […]

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