Disaster Preparedness Remain Focus for State Officials

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, September 14, 2006

Getting the kids to help with disaster planning was a big part of the second annual Day of Preparedness Fair at the state Capitol Thursday.

The Director of the State Office of Emergency Services Henry Renteria says getting citizens ready to care for themselves for the first 72 hours of an emergency is still a priority. 

 “We have a high concentration of people living in the Los Angeles area and the Bay area, even in the Sacramento region, and a major earthquake strike in any of those regions will create some real issues relative to the amount of population that we have.” 

Renteria notes there are still a number of buildings in California that must be retro-fitted for earthquake safety.