Are You Prepared for an Eearthquake?

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Wednesday, June 23, 2010 — Would you know what to do in the event of an Earthquake? Be Red Cross Ready with preparedness tips from the American Red Cross. “Disasters can happen at anytime, anywhere,” said Leighton Jones, Director of Disaster & Emergency Services of the American Red Cross Finger Lakes Region.” Just as many of us experienced the minor earthquake that struck upstate New York this afternoon. The mission of the Red Cross is to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies, and we have safety tips people can utilize to do so.” Be Red Cross Ready Preparedness Help Tips offer information on how to stay safer before, during and after specific disasters and emergencies. Earthquake preparedness help tips are on the list and are available for download from the homepage of the Finger Lakes Region American Red Cross website: http://www.rochesterredcross.org/Portals/1/Earthquake.pdfFor more information on Disaster & Emergency Preparedness contact your local American Red Cross Chapter or visit us at www.rochesterredcross.org. About the American Red CrossThe American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit http://www.rochesterredcross.org for a listing of your local American Red Cross Chapter or contact us at 585-241-4400.

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