BURLINGAME (KPIX) — The Southern California earthquake is jolting Bay Area residents to get prepared for the big one.
“Everyone procrastinates until there’s a disaster and then they call,” said Jeff Tateosian, owner of Earth Shakes disaster supply store in Burlingame.READ MORE: Wednesday's Show Info (5/25/22)
Tateosian said his website received heavy traffic in the hours following Thursday’s Ridgecrest earthquake.
Not everyone is on board with being prepared.READ MORE: Tuesday's Show Info (5/24/22)
“We’re so immune to it in a way that we don’t think about it too much, I guess,” Daniel Wong said. But the San Francisco resident adds he’s going to look into getting an earthquake kit.
A study from the Public Policy Institute in 2014 showed half of Californians had earthquake kits. That means about 19 million people were not prepared.
Tateosian sells pre-made kits which come complete with food and water and other supplies.MORE NEWS: Tips For Staying Safe While Enjoying Sacramento's Waterways
The USGS has more tips at: http://earthquakecountry.org/booklets