Californians Prepare for the “Big One” with the Great Shakeout
Throughout Los Angeles County and across California, residents took part in the Great ShakeOut Drill on Thursday.
At 10:21 AM, the drill asked all participants to drop, cover and hold on for one minute.
“What we do to prepare now, before the next big earthquake, will determine how well we can survive and recover,” a statement about the ShakeOut drill read from the Southern California Earthquake Center.
Last year, roughly 6.5 million Californians participated in the drill, and this year more than 1 million additional residents joined in.
In a statement about the Great ShakeOut, Mayor Eric Garcetti urged Californians to prepare for the inevitable “Big One.”
“As Californians, it’s critical that we know what to do and take steps to be prepared before, not after, an earthquake strikes… Here in Los Angeles, we’ve made resilience a priority, retrofitting our most vulnerable buildings and delivering earthquake early warning to protect Angelenos’ lives and property,” he said.
Most Angelinos know, it’s not a matter of if the “Big One” will hit Southern California … it’s when.
According to the USGS, there is a 31% chance that an earthquake ranging in a 7.5 magnitude or higher will hit Los Angeles within the next few decades. And it’s estimated that roughly 2,000 people could die, 10,000 people could be seriously injured, and more than $200 billion in damages could occur.
If you live in Los Angeles, it’s important to be proactive about earthquake preparation and safety. One of the most effective ways to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property is to have your home retrofitted for earthquakes.
If you think your home is in need of foundation repair, foundation replacement and/or earthquake retrofitting, contact Julian Construction today and we will send one of our foundation specialists out to conduct a free, thorough inspection with a quote for repair.
We have extensive experience serving our Los Angeles community and nearby regions. In fact, Julian Construction has inspected over 30,000 structures in the area!
Julian Construction was formed in 1994 and our focus has always been on building foundations, doing foundation repair and replacement, earthquake retrofitting, and house leveling.
When you work with Julian Construction, you get the principles of the company and the workers of Julian Construction under your home.
And in order to keep foundation repair affordable for our customers, we offer a price guarantee — because we know our quote for repair will represent your very best value.
Give us a call at (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form.