How do you protect yourself during an earthquake? If your child is at school during the Big One, what should he or she do to stay safe? Are schools a good place for disaster shelters? The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region will be answering your questions in an exclusive Twitter chat with @CaliforniaWatch.
A potentially devastating earthquake could occur at any time in California. There is a 99.7 percent chance that a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake will strike the Golden State in the next three decades, according to state scientists. It’s imperative to be prepared and understand the basic science of quakes, especially when it comes to the safety of the more than 6 million children in California public schools.
When: Tuesday, April 12
Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. PST
What: Live chat with an American Red Cross Los Angeles Region preparedness educator
How to participate:
Follow @CaliforniaWatch (twitter.com/californiawatch) and use the hashtag #quakeready in all your tweets. Can’t wait until the chat? Feel free to @mention us questions now, and we’ll make sure they get answered during the chat.
Thanks for joining!