If "The Big One" is near, Prepare LA is here! - NBC Southern California

If "The Big One" is near, Prepare LA is here!



    If "The Big One" is near, Prepare LA is here!
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    BURBANK, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Students of Stevenson Elementary School are gathered in the playground as smoke rises from the simulated burning school auditorium during the region-wide simulation of an expected catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake on the San Andreas Fault during the Great Southern California ShakeOut earthquake drill, the largest earthquake preparedness event in US history, on November 13, 2008 in the Los Angeles area city of Burbank, California. An estimated 5.2 million people in Southern California are expected to participate in the scenario in which 1,800 people die, 53,000 people are injured, 1,500 buildings collapse, 1,600 fires ignite, and $213 billion in damage are done by a quake 50 times more intense than the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Scientist believe that on average, a massive earthquake occurs south of the San Gabriel Mountains about every 150 years. The last one was at least 300 years ago. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    The recent earthquakes have got locals talking and experts predicting challenging times ahead. A one day seminar designed to provide locals with the tools they need for emergency family preparedness might put your mind at ease.

    At "Prepare! Los Angeles" you'll learn how to put together an emergency preparedness kit, emergency first aid, and simple home remedies. Enjoy presentations on growing your own food - even without a yard or garden area.
    If you dare to take preparedness to the next level this event offers affordable options for back-up power systems, presentations on homesteading, finding country property, advanced gardening techniques, learning to live off the land, affordable rural housing options, and income opportunities in a rural setting training.
    "Prepare! Los Angeles" is Sunday April 18th at the LA Convention Center. Admission is free, so don't miss this opportunity to get your family ready for “The Big One."