A great earthquake occurs on average every 130 years in the southern part of the San Andreas fault, so Los Angeles is long overdue. Make no mistake, loss of life, injuries, and damage will be on an apocalyptic scale. The government may take days or weeks to bring in help. You must take responsibility for yourself and your family. Have enough water, food, and basic essentials to last 7 to 10 days or longer.

Rick Schreiner
San Marino, Calif.