By Josh Cain | [email protected] | Los Angeles Daily NewsPUBLISHED: January 17, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 17, 2019 at 6:01 am Tucked in the back of a parking lot near Van Nuys Airport, Jeff Edelstein has run a survival equipment store for the last 30 years. And in that time, he’s learned a few things about being ready for a disaster. He’s noticed a familiar pattern: After big disasters, selling emergency kits is easy. As several large fires menaced Los Angeles and Ventura counties over the last two years — first the Thomas and Creek fires in late 2017 and the Woolsey fire that ended last November — sales picked up at his S.O.S. Survival Products, where he specializes in emergency supplies and hardware. He’s expecting another bump in sales this week, coinciding with the 25th year anniversary of the Northridge earthquake on Thursday. But after that, he’ll have to go back to getting the word out through preparedness classes … [Read more...] about 25 years after the Northridge earthquake, what will it take to prepare for the next big one? A smaller one, experts say
By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 13, 2019 at 6:01 am A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the bottom floor of the Northridge Meadows apartments searching for victims. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEmergency workers remove a survivor from the first floor of the Northridge Meadows. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fire and rescue vehicles fill the street in front of the Northridge Meadows apartment … [Read more...] about 25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?