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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cal EMA News Blog

Cal EMA News Blog

“Totally Unprepared” Asks, “What would you take with you?”

Posted: 14 Sep 2011 08:43 AM PDT

*The following news release was issued by Cal EMA on Wednesday, September 15, 2011.*

~Former NFL Star Put Through One Minute Evacuation Drill~

SACRAMENTO – Would you be ready to evacuate immediately following an earthquake?  In this week's video from "Totally Unprepared," show hostess Susan Jekarl asks former NFL star Vencie Glenn what he would take with him following a quake and offers tips to get him better prepared.  One critical step includes having a "Go Bag" – or an emergency kit – ready to grab at a moment's notice.

This latest video is the third video in a series featuring Glenn, a San Diego resident who has experienced earthquakes, but like over half of all Californians had not taken steps to properly prepare and protect himself and his property.

Recently launched through the collaborative efforts of the California Emergency Management Agency, the California Seismic Safety Commission (CSSC) and the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), "Totally Unprepared" is a unique and insightful multimedia campaign geared to help Californians better understand their risk of earthquakes and how to prepare for them.

With a bevy of online resources and new videos set to be released each Tuesday through March of 2012, the campaign hopes to leverage the power of social media in getting the word out.  A special 30-minute program is also being aired on twelve California Public Television Stations throughout the month of September.

The Totally Unprepared campaign centers around two web-based television series created by a veteran of reality television.  In addition, the campaign is supported by a website containing news, resources, preparedness tips, and regular blogs.

Connect with Totally Unprepared for the latest information and resources at the following websites:

For more information about preparing for earthquakes and other hazards, visit

The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) coordinates overall state agency preparedness for, response to and recovery from major disasters. Cal EMA also maintains the State Emergency Plan, which outlines the organizational structure for state management of the response to natural and manmade disasters.

A message from CEA: With earthquake insurance from the CEA, you and your family will have the financial strength to rebuild.  Working with our network of leading insurance companies, we provide claim-paying power and expert service.  Together, we're providing peace-of-mind no earthquake can shake. For more information, visit


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