Many in the San Francisco Bay Area were awakened early Sunday morning by the largest earthquake in the region since the Loma Prieta earthquake nearly 25 years ago. While thankfully, San Francisco suffered no damage, this is a good opportunity to remind ourselves that we need to be prepared before the next earthquake or emergency. Being prepared today will make our City’s recovery all the more efficient and effective, allowing us all to get back to business as usual, faster.
It is often said that real emergencies look more like people coming together rather than cities falling apart. That is why it is important to take steps now so we are all ready for the next emergency. Let’s not wait until the next disaster; let’s be prepared today. Thank you.
Edwin M. Lee