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Hey, we know that our constant nagging at you to get yourself some water to store away for that ominous future disaster that everyone thinks is going to happen can get exasperating -- we call it Chinese water torture. And we really shouldn't say 'think' either. Let's say, "we know it's going to happen."

It's true; people are still out there living their lives day to day without any thought to preparing for a major earthquake. They also say that during the Northridge Earthquake, things "weren't so bad."

Guess what? Since 1994, the population of LA has increased by more than a million people. And guess what? The resources to respond and help bring back the city to normal are just about the same as back then.

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Since it's that time of the year to switch out your batteries in your fire alarms, let's make it a habit in Los Angeles to switch out our water and go over our personal/family emergency plans every six months too.

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