Earthquake Preparedness (Part 1)

Earthquake Map

With the recent events in Japan and our location near a major fault, I felt it was important to relay some information that would help in preparing for an earthquake should it hit LA.

WATER:
Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles or keep extra cases of water bottles on hand. Avoid using containers that will decomplse or break such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. In hot environments or where there is intense physical exertion, a person can double that. Children, nursing mothers and those who are ill will need more.

Something that might not be obvious is the use of your water heater as a water source. With the increased popularity of tankless water heaters, it should be noted that a traditional water heater with a stored value of water can be used in an emergency which is not the case for a tankless. you should store one gallon of water per person per day. And do not forget your pets. It is recommended that you keep at least a three days supply of water per person.

Do not forget to change the water at least every 6 months. Household liquid bleach can kill the microorganisms that contaminate your water. Use only regular household liquid bleach that contains 5.25% sodium hypochlorite. Do not use scented bleches, colorsafe bleaches or bleaches with added cleaners. You can add 16 drops of bleach per gallon of water, stir and let stand for at least 30 minutes. If the water does not have a slight bleach odor, repeat the process and let stand another 15 minutes.

FIRST AID:
Keep the following supplies in a ready to go kit.
* Sterile adhesive bandages, 2 inch sterile gauze pads, 4 inch sterile pads, Triangular bandages
* Assorted safety pins
* Cleansing agent / Soap
* Latex gloves
* Sunscreen
* Non-prescription drugs (Pain relievers, Anti-diarrhea medicines, Antacid, Syrup of Ipecac, Laxatives, Activated charcoal etc.)
* Scissors, Tweezers, Needle, Moistened towelettes, Antiseptic, Thermometer, Tongue blades
* Tube of Petroleum Jelly or other lubricant

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About LA Real Estate Info

As a native to Los Angeles, Aaron has been buying and selling homes in the Los Angeles area since 1992. With extensive real estate experience, representing first time home buyers to high profile clientele in entertainment and related businesses he is a third generation resident, his knowledge includes a vast history of sales throughout the Los Angeles area. Some of his real estate areas of expertise are the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, West Hollywood, Encino, Sherman Oaks and Studio City. He believes in representing all clients with utmost care, respect and attention to detail is a priority. I have the knowledge and experience to get my clients the most amount of money for their homes in any type of market. I came to Rodeo Realty after having become a Top Producer for Coldwell Banker and one of the top 50 agents in the entire Northwest Region. Prior to real estate, I had been a successful entertainment executive. I oversaw the development of programming, implementation of technologies and negotiation of strategic partnerships for eHobbies.com. I also served as producer of the independent feature film “Love, From Ground Zero”, and was a development and production executive for feature film companies based at Paramount, Disney and 20thCentury Fox. This gives me aunique background for employing a variety of creative marketing strategies to insure a timely and successful close to eachtransaction. I believe the trust that is passed on to me by my clients must be continually earned. It is this commitment to my clients and their needs, which is the cornerstone of my business and philosophy. Together with exceptional communication skills and comprehensive knowledge of the business, I am able to successfully navigate all aspects of the real estate business for my clients in any market condition. So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, West Hollywood, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Hollywood Hills areas, please contact me.
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