Securing your home for earthquakes and emergencies

Emergency Preparedness Specialist Cari Butler shares advice on all the important things to consider in order to secure your home for earthquakes and emergencies
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Securing your home for earthquakes and emergencies

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When you are thinking about preparing your home so that you can survive in the case of an emergency, the things to consider are: Do you have supplies? Do you have a plan? The other part of that is, in the event of an Earthquake or something like that, make sure that all of your large furniture is secured to walls and that TVs and computers are bolted down. You want to do an overall safety check of your home to make sure that the furniture and all of that stuff is safe. Make sure that your water heater is secured to the wall as well. Once you have done all of that, make sure that you have plenty of supplies on hand, have your plan in place, practice your plan. Once a situation occurs, you will have all of the things you need in order to survive.

Emergency Preparedness Specialist Cari Butler shares advice on all the important things to consider in order to secure your home for earthquakes and emergencies

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Cari Butler

Emergency Preparedness Specialist

Cari Butler is a Westside Los Angeles mom and native Californian whose interest in Emergency Preparedness began when her daughter started school and was required to have a personal emergency kit. That raised the question: "Why shouldn't everyone have an emergency kit?" Her concern led her to thoroughly research the subject and then create her own business. She now provides consultation services for families and businesses, as well as offering the Emergency Café line of kits.

Cari’s mission is to get everyone prepared, and she has been on that mission since 2005.  She has been a guest speaker at several conferences and schools. She was asked to participate in the 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference in San Francisco. Her client list is a virtual who’s who in Hollywood.  

Cari’s website, emergencycafe.com was just awarded the 2009 Best Safety Site by Nickelodeon Parent Choice Awards.  Emergency Café backpacks were the “IT” gift this season in the Dancing with the Stars television show gifting suite.  She is also a contributing writer and blogger on many mommy sites including Hot Moms Club, Gurumommy, Twittermoms, City Mommy and Mommy Track’d. In addition she has been featured on several TV shows and has done numerous radio spots as well.  

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