Late, last October, Cam and I had our first real earthquake exper-
ience. Oddly, we were signed up to go to an earthquake preparedness class that weekend. After the class, we took some steps to try to be more ready.
At the end of Sam's fifth grade year, his class went through an earthquake preparedness class too. Making sure his family was ready became part of Sam's homework. That time, we stocked up on the requisite water, a first aide kit, some canned tuna and fruit cocktail.
Thankfully, my brother and sister-in-law in LA are fine after the recent 5.4 quake. I'm not sure we can ever really prepare for "the big one" but at least we are one step closer.