Act now for earthquake safety

Act now for earthquake safety

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This stuff's for real, and I sure gotta do a little more myself. Here, let the experts speak for themselves.

Check out QuakeSafeSF.com.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates a 63% chance that a 6.7 or greater earthquake will hit us in the
next three decades. On the Hayward Fault, this would likely cause hundreds of deaths and almost $100
billion in damage. We don't want to be the next Haiti or New Orleans. We need to act now, before the
next big earthquake strikes, so that we can protect San Francisco. Prop A prepares us for the next
earthquake by providing $46.15 M in financing for fixing seismically unsafe soft story buildings that
house the most vulnerable San Franciscans. Earthquake experts estimate that if soft-story buildings are
retrofitted, the collapse risk drops from 11-31% to 1-2%. We know how to fix this problem. Prop A helps
us get there.

  SoftStory An abundance of wall openings in the first story, typically for garage bays or storefront windows,
makes soft-story buildings vulnerable to collapse as the flexible first story sways sideways.

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