Dr. Lucile Jones ’76 – the “Earthquake Lady” as she is affectionately known to millions of Southern California residents – spoke to a BCOC crowd of 100 people on Veteran’s Day evening at the beautiful University Hills Community Center in Irvine.
Lucy presented a detailed description of the geophysics of earthquakes as well as a down-to-earth examination of how Southern California residents will have to cope with the post-quake realities of broken water and sewer systems, non-functioning electrical grids, impassable roads and unsafe housing and workplaces.
Doctor Jones stressed that the ultimate outcome of such a natural disaster could be relatively rapid recovery or a prolonged catastrophe – depending on the collective and individual choices we make to protect ourselves, our homes and our society.
For more information about what you can do, please visit the links below.
Video of Lucy Jones presentation Click here to view video
- · "Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country” http://www.earthquakecountry.org/roots/contents.html Information about southern California faults, earthquakes, information as well as preparedness.
- · Preparedness information is well laid out at http://www.earthquakecountry.org/ The top menu bar has "Prepare-Before”, “Survive-During,” and “Recover-After " tabs to lay out the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.
- · “The ShakeOut Scenario” – the 2008 US Geological Report in its 312 page entirety http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1150/of2008-1150.pdf
- · “Forecasting California’s Earthquakes—What Can We Expect in the Next 30 Years?” http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2008/3027/
- · “The ShakeOut Earthquake Scenario—A Story That Southern Californians Are Writing” http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1324/ A very readable 16-page summary of the highpoints of the original report
|Many thanks to our friends at UCI, Sage Hill School, Chapman University, CS Fullerton, Yale Club of OC and the American Red Cross for supporting BCOC's most successful event ever!|
|Rachel Dunham, Physics teacher at Sage Hill School introducing Lucy|
|Lucy explaining the many geophysical, infrastructural, social and political variables that went into building the ShakeOut Scenario.|
|Bill Blanning of the Orange County American Red Cross talking about the disaster recovery and preparedness services of the ARC.|