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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

We acquire the strength we have overcome.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Testimonials

My husband and I wanted to let you know how helpful you and were after the loss of our home in the Waldo Canyon Fire last year. As you no doubt have already heard; Colorado Springs has been hit with another wildfire, the Black Forest Wildfire. We would like to ask you to please come out and help those affected this year. We know how valuable your knowledge in this area is.

Waldo Canyon Fire Survivor, 2012