The month of September is National Preparedness Month and a time to think about what we need to do to get prepared for disasters and emergencies. For a month-by-month approach to getting prepared, check out the County Office of Emergency Services' Twelve Month Emergency Preparedness Calendar. Every month focuses on just one aspect of getting prepared -- and breaks it down into small, easily doable steps. September's theme is: Being informed. You can download a fact sheet that
Experts gave presentations on ADU Requirements (granny units) and How to Strengthen Your Home Against an Earthquake at the May 17 Permits & Home Safety Open House at City Hall. If you missed it, no worries! You can view the presentations at www.sanjoseca.gov/building. More than 500 people came to the Open House. Many expressed thanks to the City for having this event. But did you know—we have this event EVERY DAY, Monday through Friday, at our Development Services Permit Cent
A strong 4.4 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Bay Area shortly before 3 a.m.
USGS is reporting the quake was centered in Berkeley. On KRON4’s real time earthquake map it shows the epicenter.
The quake struck at 2:39 a.m. and was centered near the Claremont hotel. The earthquake had a preliminary depth of 8 miles, accoridng to USGS. For more, check out: http://kron4.com/2018/01/04/4-7-magnitude-earthquake-centered-in-berkeley-rattles-bay-area/ For more information on t
The U.S. Geological Survey says a pair of minor earthquakes just a few hours apart rattled the San Jose, South Bay Area. The Mercury News of San Jose, citing the USGS, reports a 3.1 magnitude quake hit an area northeast of San Martin at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday. A stronger 3.9 magnitude quake hit at 10:32 p.m. northeast of Alum Rock. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. What to do after an earthquake Expect aftershocks hours, days, or weeks after the main quake. Af