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California Shake Out

On October 20th at 10:20am, Century Villages suffered major damage, injuries and several small fires as a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused by a disruption along the southernmost San Andreas fault. This, of course, was not a real earthquake, but a test of CVC’s disaster preparedness during the annual California Great Shake Out Drill.

Many service providers, staff and residents, “DROPPED, COVERED and HELD-ON” as they waited out the quake. Shortly after the “quake” ended, CVC’s disaster team along with many other staff and residents went to work. An Incident Command was quickly set-up, volunteer search and rescue and triage teams deployed, and the supply team quickly brought the necessities: radios, water, snacks, first aid and triage provisions. The mock injured were found and transported to the triage area for treatment, led by The Children’s Clinic staff and other first aid trained service provider staff and residents.

Get the full story along with important preparedness tips in the latest edition of The Village Anchor.