1906 Great Quake: Mayor Highlights Anniversary and Emergency Preparedness
On the eve of the 106thanniversary of the 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, DEM Director Anne Kronenberg and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White today highlighted the importance of earthquake and emergency preparedness.
“As we observe the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and reflect on other recent major earthquakes around the world, I encourage all San Franciscans to take steps to become better prepared for any emergency,” said Mayor Lee. “And, as we ask our citizens to be prepared, the City is also taking steps to upgrade infrastructure that will serve us during an emergency. It is critical that our water supply systems, our police and fire stations and our hospitals can rapidly respond in an emergency and stand ready to provide care and services to our residents.” Read more.