Sooner or later, Southern California will experience a major earthquake. Disaster Preparedness is the best way to gain more peace of mind. Just as with your finances, the more you know, the more you can protect yourself and your loved ones in the face of such an event. To help Californians prepare, The 2012 Great California Shake Out is occurring statewide on October 18, at 10:18 a.m. There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, and community groups to participate and get prepared for earthquakes as well as sharing what you are doing with others to help them prepare. In fact, the Shake Out is now an international event with millions of participants worldwide. Pasadena and the greater San Gabriel Valley region reside in “earthquake country.” Should we experience a significant quake, most experts indicate that you and your family will likely be without governmental assistance for more than three days. Will you be prepared?
For more information on the Great California Shake Out, safety tips and advanced preparation please visit their web page at www.shakeout.org. San Gabriel residents, please click here for an update regarding the event. You can also find preparedness information through the Pasadena City Hall at www.cityofpasadena.net/disaster.
Rest assured, Pasadena Federal Credit Union has a detailed Recovery Plan in place to ensure that our members have access to their money in the aftermath of an earthquake or other event. (If there’s a disaster recovery page on your site you can link to it).
Now is also a great time to put a PFCU Home Equity Line of Credit, VISA Credit Card, or Overdraft Line of Credit in place to give you quick accesss to emergency funds when you need them. Apply Now.
Whether it’s a natural disaster or a financial one, disciplined planning and communication can minimize the impact of such events on you and the lives of your loved ones. We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and secure. The Great California Shakeout is a powerful way to start!