If you live on the San Andreas Fault… Disaster Preparedness Month matters

  • [photo by Patric Hedlund, The Mountain Enterprise]

    [photo by Patric Hedlund, The Mountain Enterprise]

By Patric Hedlund, TME

You live in the Mountain Communities, so there is no “if” about it. You do live on the San Andreas Fault.

“Earthquakes and natural disasters are inevitable,” is the warning from Geologist Anthony Rathburn, Ph.D., of California State University, Bakersfield. “You’ve got to be prepared. For mountain folk, first responders may not be able to get to you right away. It is likely to be longer than for other areas.”

The geologist said he lived in Pine Mountain Club for a year in the past. He is aware that trees can come down on buildings, communication towers and power lines can…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

Photo captions:

Engineer Andrew Freeborn, Kern County Fire Department Information Officer, shows off Kern County’s Emergency Operations Center to help coordinate services in the event of a disaster.

Quake Cottage will be open to the public on September 15 at CSUB

CSUB Geologist Anthony Rathburn

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This is part of the September 7, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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