Association of Bay Area Governments
ABAG offers a number of earthquake publications from the ABAGA Web Store. You can also pick them up at 101 Eighth St, Oakland, CA.
The following free earthquake information is available for you to read and print out:
- Maps showing predicted severity of shaking by fault and by city.
- Sources of money to help pay for retrofitting homes.
- Information on vulnerable housing types, typical damage and general retrofitting methods.
- Stand Up to Quakes: Get Your Home in Shape, a booklet based on the materials of the ABAG web site organized to answer typical questions of owners of single-family homes
City Government Resources for Owners of Single-Family Homes
- San Leandro has an award winning guidebook describing easy and low-cost ways to make your home safer in earthquakes.
- City of San Leandro Tool Lending Library for DIY retrofitters
- City of Berkeley Tool Lending Library
- City of Oakland Tool Lending LIbrary
City Government Resources for Apartment Owners
- San Jose produced The Apartment Owners’ Guide to Earthquake Safety – a handbook for owners to identify seismic hazards in low-rise apartment buildings.
- San Jose also produced Practical Solutions for Improving the Seismic Performance of Buildings with Tuckunder Parking.
California Seismic Safety Commission
- Homeowner’s Guide to Seismic Safety (Guía de Seguridad contra Terremotos para Propietarios de Viviendas)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Seismic retrofit training materials – ABAG conducts FEMA-supported training of building contractors, local city and county building inspectors, and home inspectors. The handouts and PowerPoint presentations for this 8-hour training class are available.
Information provided in part by ABAG