UPDATE 1 – JULY 5, 2019 – FRIDAY
A large earthquake shook the Ridgecrest, California area on Thursday, July 4, 2019, which startled a lot of people.
The Kern County EOC was activated due to the large earthquake and aftershocks. This evening, a larger quake measured at 6.9+ with some reports stating as high as a 7.1M occurred, prompting Fire Agencies to start checking their Fire Stations.
Call volume has increased with firefighters responding to calls related to breathing difficulties, structure and grass fires and gas leaks, as well as HAZMAT calls.
An American Red Cross shelter has been opened at the Kerr McGee Community Center located at 100 W California Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
How to Prepare for Emergencies | https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps.html
When to Do When the Shaking Starts | https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/earthquake.html
How to Prep for Aftershocks | https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/earthquake.html
Report Structural Damage | Ridgecrest residents only | 760-499-5083. City or County inspections are onsite.
Donations for Quake Victims | Red Cross | 800-RED-CROSS or go to redcross.org
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