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October 13, 2018



NBCNews was in town yesterday to report on the drills. View it here:



This exercise was news to me and I did not drop-and-cover:

The annual Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill was Thursday, encouraging people in the Southland and around the globe to drop, cover and hold to test their level of preparedness for a major temblor.

The 10th annual drill was at 10:18 a.m. At that time, millions of people across California were to "drop" to the ground, take "cover" under a desk, table or other sturdy surface and "hold on" for 60 seconds, as if a major earthquake were occurring.

More than 10 million people in California registered at www.shakeout.org to participate in the drill, including nearly 3.3 million in Los Angeles County and 875,000 in Orange County.



I was remiss in not noting that Suzanne Tateosian has passed. John Horgan's piece in yesterday's DJ reminded me:

Family, friends, neighbors and professional colleagues have been mourning the late February passing of Suzanne Tateosian, 66, a longtime Burlingame resident who dedicated much of her life to keeping her community resilient, safe and secure.

She died unexpectedly in Nevada due to a stroke late in February. She was the former proprietor of a local firm that provided earthquake survival kits to private companies, schools, government entities, foundations and individuals.

She was a selfless and key participant in the work of the Burlingame Neighborhood Network which aims to assist residents in the event of a natural disaster, among other laudable goals.

A recent statement from the network board lamented the loss of one of its most valued members, noting, “We miss her enormously.” The Tateosian family intends to have a celebration of Suzanne’s life in the near future.

Those of us who are active in BNN know that Suzanne was a genuinely nice person and will be greatly missed. My condolences to Jeff and the family....

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