How we did everything wrong
the day of the Sylmar Earthquake

By Mimi Teller Rosicky, Red Cross volunteer  As Feb. 9, 1971, drew near, my seven-year-old mind buzzed with excitement for the day’s events: the much-anticipated ocean splashdown of the Apollo 14, a total eclipse of the moon and my daddy’s birthday.   While those events provided plenty of thrills for one day, Mother Nature added one more for good measure: a 6.6 magnitude earthquake.   The San Fernando fault zone...

YouTube Stars Try Their Hand at Earthquake Preparedness 

By Jillian Robertson, Red Cross digital communications manager  Back in October, I joined other members of the American Red Cross LA team, including CEO Jarrett Barrios, to visit YouTube stars The Try Guys at their studios in Atwater Village to film a video about earthquake preparedness.    Have you met The Try Guys? In 2014, four friends, Keith, Ned, Zach and Eugene, came together to form the group when they started wondering what it...

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