So far we have not heard of any significant issues in the neighborhood caused by last night’s earthquake, but Napa’s damage is certainly a wake-up call for us all. Here are a few tips and websites to help us all be prepared for the next “Big One”.
- a flashlight near your bed
- a light bag packed with clothes and medications for an emergency evacuation
- knowledge and tools to shut off your main gas line. Keep a pipe wrench next to my gas meter.
Consider the following things when putting together your emergency food supplies:
- Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
- Choose foods your family will eat.
- Remember any special dietary needs.
- Avoid foods that will make you thirsty.
- Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals and canned foods with high liquid content.
Following a disaster, there may be power outages that could last for several days. Stock canned foods, dry mixes and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water or special preparation. Be sure to include a manual can opener and eating utensils.
You should store at least one gallon of water per person for three days. A normally active person needs about three quarters of a gallon of fluid daily, from water and other beverages. However, individual needs vary, depending on age, health, physical condition, activity, diet and climate.
To determine your water needs, take the following into account:
- One gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation.
- Children, nursing mothers and sick people may need more water.
- A medical emergency might require additional water.
- If you live in a warm weather climate more water may be necessary. In very hot temperatures, water needs can double.
- Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person.
It is recommended you purchase commercially bottled water, in order to prepare the safest and most reliable emergency water supply. Keep bottled water in its original container and do not open until you need to use it. Observe the expiration or “use by” date. Store in cool, dark place.
Do your children have earthquake eyes? Do you? When you walk into a building, notice where the exits and staircases are. What if you are in a store or mall during an earthquake and the lights go out? Keep in mind where you are in relation to the perimeter of a room or building so you can head toward a wall and follow it to an exit. Note potential sources of danger…large glass windows, heavy chandeliers….or what might protect you from danger…strong construction or heavy furniture where you can take cover. Earthquake eyes can save lives.
Do you own pets? Plan for how you would evacuate. Keep carriers and leashes in an easy to access area along with any special diet foods and medications.
The USGS website has a lot of good information about earthquakes, including an amazing map of the movement that would take place in a 7.2 earthquake in our area, which scary to say, is predicted. By comparison, Loma Prieta was 6.9 and the 1906 earthquake was 7.9. USGS says an earthquake in our area is predicted of that magnitude or larger. Simulation of 7.2 earthquake http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/…
August 16th, Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.- So. Co. Wine & Swine Event – FREE
Enjoy locally sourced pork & wine, home grown music, shopping, and art in Historic Railroad Square. Bands include: The Easy Leaves, The Sam Chase, Misisipi Mike and the Midnite Gamblers, and Sally Haggard. The 10th Annual Railroad Square 2-day sidewalk sale is teaming up with the event on Saturday and will continue on Sunday.
Location: Historic Railroad Square
Sunday August 17th, 10am—4pm – Sonoma County Bike Expo! – FREE
The 5th annual Sonoma County Bike Expo is just a few days away! This year promises to be the best yet with FOUR bike rides, 50+ vendors, the WhiskeyDrome, free helmets, pixie bike time trials, cargo bike races, a free photo booth, great food / beer and a TON more. The Bike Expo is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food, family and fun! Check out the Bike Expo website for more information: http://sonomacountybikeexpo.com
Location: Downtown Santa Rosa. On 5th Street between Mendocino and B St.
Sunday August 17th, 4pm-8pm Sonoma County Museum Beer Bash
Pre-Sale Tickets: $35.00 Museum Members, $50.00 for Non-Members
Location: Sonoma County Museum – 7th Street, Santa Rosa
For info visit: www.sonomacountymuseum.org/calendar/beer-bash!.aspx
Saturday, August 2, 6pm – Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry
Calabi Gallery is pleased to present an illuminating preview of photographer Penny Wolin’s remarkable upcoming book and exhibition featuring memoirs and photographs of the most influential Jewish American photographers of the past and current century. Refreshments and light delectables will be served.
Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street
August 2 & 3, 11-5pm, ARTWALK: SOFA’S ANNUAL OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND
Visit open art studios and galleries. See art. Meet Artists. Celebrate summer with us! Live Music and after-party on August 2, in the backyard at 312 South A Street, (Chroma Gallery). Open to the public. Donations requested to support the musicians.
SOFA Neighborhood, A Street and Sebastopol Avenue
Sunday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 2p.m West End Farmers Market Special Guest/Round Barn Open
Michele Anna Jordan, local foodie maven and Press Democrat food columnist will make a guest appearance this Sunday. She’ll share her wisdom about the most critical component in any salad: its dressing. She’ll demonstrate recipes from her book, Vinaigrettes & Other Dressings: 60 Sensational recipes to Liven Up Greens, Grains, Slaws, and Every Kind of Salad, using market fresh products. Tastings, books and autographs will be available.
Also DeTurk Round Barn will be open to view. Location: Donahue Street between W. 9th & W. 8th St.
Sunday, August 3, 5-7pm, LIVE AT JUILLIARD! Band: Solid Air
There’s no better way to spend your summer Sunday evenings than enjoying music, food and fun at Live at Juilliard! Now celebrating its 21st season, this FREE concert series brings some of the Bay Area’s finest bands to Juilliard Park. Pack a picnic or purchase food from one of our tasty vendors. Visit www.srcity.org/liveatjuilliard for the full season line-up and more details.
Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Avenue
Monday, August 4th, 11:30-2:30 – Sonoma County Museum Community Meeting
Dear Museum supporters,
This is to remind you about our community meeting for History on Monday, August 4 from 11:30-2:30 at the Sonoma County Museum. This is an opportunity for you to discuss the operations and financial sustainability of the future history museum.
In order to keep this meeting affordable and community oriented, we have asked that you bring a beverage, entrée, dessert or salad for 5 to 8 people.
We look forward to seeing you and welcome your participation in this important planning session.
Hélène Hogue , Membership and Development
Sonoma County Museum – 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
707.579.1500 x 16