In a recent AP article by Alicia Chang, research shows the San Andreas Fault near LA is ready for a Big One. I was around for the Loma Prieta '89 quake and "bigger" is unimaginable to me--at a magnitude of 7.1, that one was plenty big.
Attending a recent media at Verizon Business, Verizon showed off its awesome Major Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT). MERIT is a self-contained team that has ready and rapidly delivers all the tools and equipment necessary to protect Verizon's business network--and more.
From troop support at the Baghdad airport in IRAQ; Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne; California wildfires; and Missouri Tornados, Verizon, in conjunction with FEMA and the DoD rolled its semis and trailers, and set up emergency communication--often lasting for several months. I'm planning to spend more time on this subject shortly, but wanted to do a heads up--especially if you live in California too.
I asked if they would roll for an earthquake--and fortunately, the answer was a definite yes. Granted I live in Northern California (home of the 1906 and Loma Prieta (epicenter within five miles of my house), but earthquake forecast science is in its babyhood. Where and when remain unknown.
So, keep the tank full and the vehicles pointed west just in case--although I hope we don't need you, I was plenty impressed.