Home / Why you can’t depend on others in the case of an emergency

The unfortunate reality is our government and community are woefully unprepared. We are not trying to scare you, but the scale and size of a big earthquake is just too large for the government to plan for. This is why our community needs to take action at an individual level.

We have seen the government’s inability to respond to large scale disasters many times. Katrina, the Paradise fires and other disasters have revealed the government is not our security blanket. No one is to blame; it is simply not possible for the government to save and respond to everyone in need.

Estimates for government response time in a large scale disaster vary from days to weeks to months that you and your loved ones may be on your own. Self-dependence is the spirit in which this country was built on and it is in this spirit that we hope you will take action and plan for such a scenario.