Remember and Prepare!

Saturday, October 17, marks the anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake in the Bay Area. We’ve posted some stories this past week of people who remember the day.

Also this past week, millions of Californians participated in the “The Great California Shake Out,”  Click here to learn about third-party website links a series of events that became the biggest earthquake drill ever. That morning 20 years ago, just about everyone everywhere was ducking, covering, maneuvering, practicing, checking. We’re ready — but you can’t be too ready, of course. That’s why we practice, practice, practice.

April 18, 1906 (Click for larger image in a new window)Meanwhile, the Bay Area Chapter of the American Red Cross Click here to learn about third-party website links has its own “Memories of Loma Prieta” Click here to learn about third-party website links feature on its website. Wells Fargo and its team members have long supported communities with financial and human capital, and there are so many other groups who do as well. The Red Cross is one such organization that truly helps build community.

Three and a half years ago, Guided By History was born to commemorate the centennial of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire on April 18, 1906. This year, with the 20th anniversary of Loma Prieta on October 17, we remember and continue that first mission. We want to help you prepare and stay prepared. So here’s a suggestion:

October 17, 1989On April 18, check the batteries Click here to learn about third-party website links in your smoke detector, and double-check your gas and water main valvesClick here to learn about third-party website links On October 17 — a near-perfect six month’s time — check your disaster kit and stash Click here to learn about third-party website links, replacing any supplies that have expired or look old and worn. Use these dates as reminders to be ready for natural disasters.

Remember and Prepare!

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2 Responses to Remember and Prepare!

  1. TVB says:

    I don’t understand how checking the batteries in your smoke alarm can help prevent an earthquake, or damage incurred due to an earthquake… I feel like all this blog ever does is harp on past catastrophes. How is this relevant to Wells Fargo as a company?

  2. Pamela says:

    “Wells Fargo and its team members have long supported communities with financial and human capital, and there are so many other groups who do as well. The Red Cross is one such organization that truly helps build community. “
    “Three and a half years ago, Guided By History was born to commemorate the centennial of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire on April 18, 1906. This year, with the 20th anniversary of Loma Prieta on October 17″
    Just wondering if anomymous missed this part of the blog.

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