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Tips for Disaster Survivors

Earthquakes are unexpected, terrifying and can hit at any time, causing major destruction and even death. More than 1.3 million earthquakes of varying magnitudes rattle our world each year destroying homes and changing the landscape of cities around the world. 

Read More:
http://www.insidescience.org/content/building-earthquake-resistant-home/2621

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On Sunday, March 8 watch Dateline's special about Escaping the Cedar Fire.

"Featuring powerful first-hand stories of survival and recovery from ordinary people who faced extraordinary circumstances. The special series highlights inspirational people who are rebuilding their lives after miraculously surviving three of the most devastating disasters in modern history; the Costa Concordia shipwreck, the Cedar Fire, and the Indian Ocean tsunami."

See a preview here:
http://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/escape-dateline-special-presentation-preview-n314616

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Did you know that San Diego has a 2-1-1 service? What is a 2-1-1 service? Here's what they say on their website:

2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free confidential phone service and searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of the County. 

In Times of Disaster

During a disaster, 2-1-1 works with the County of San Diego's Office of Emergency Services to provide public information to the community, rumor control and trend analysis to County officials, report community needs that are not being met, and act as the central communications point for other community agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Read More Here:
http://www.211sandiego.org/what-is-211

And check out this fun video they put together:

https://vimeo.com/119997450

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Inspirational Quotes

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.

Author Unknown

Testimonials

Without your encouragement, we would have, no doubt, floundered around too discouraged to pursue a better settlement with the insurance company. Certainly , because of CARe, there are many of us who have now received adequate funds for, at least, a reasonably adequate rebuild. It is obvious that your hearts are in relieving our burdens and giving us both hope and help in the long process that no fire victim can avoid.

Harris Fire Survivor, 2007