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City of San Leandro: 3 Easy Low Cost Ways to Make Your Home Earthquake Survivable

Source: City of San Leandro, California

This 16-page booklet provides residents with information about earthquake risks in the community and contains step-by-step instructions for evaluating and strengthening a wood-frame house against earthquakes (anchor-bolting, plywood shear-paneling, nailing, blocking, etc.), strapping a water heater to a wall and preventing the collapse of a brick chimney. It also contains information about the City’s over-the-counter permit process for earthquake home strengthening, references to other resources in the community and answers to frequently asked questions.

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