The Red Guide Blog


Shake Out Thursday – October 16, 2014 at 10:16am!

What we do now will determine our quality of life after our next big earthquake. Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly? The International Shake Out Day of Action is Thursday, October 16! More than 10 million Californians have registered so far (24.3 million worldwide). This is the day to practice what you will…..

READ MORE »Posted on October 12th, 2014 in category: General


Disaster Recovery – Removing The Mask of Mystery

On July 25, I was fortunate to be the Keynote/Plenary speaker at the 2014 CERT Community Preparedness Conference held in Cerritos, California.  My one-hour presentation was titled “Disaster Recovery – Removing The Mask of Mystery” and was extremely well received! This event was hosted by the local Disaster Management Area Coordinator for Area E in…..

READ MORE »Posted on July 30th, 2014 in category: General, Meetings/Lectures

Designing for Disaster

There are lots of articles written, TV and movies about natural disasters and disaster recovery, and now we can add a Museum Exhibition! It’s at The National Building Museum in Washington D.C. and the new exhibit called “Designing for Disaster” is on display now until August 2, 2015. One goal of the exhibit is to…..

READ MORE »Posted on June 25th, 2014 in category: Preparedness Tips, Recovery Tips, Technology


The Red Guide Helping San Diego Fire Recovery

With what is being called FireStorm 2014, San Diego County residents have faced an unusually early and destructive start to the fire season.  While temperatures and wind are finally supporting the progress to stop the fires, some homeowners are returning to their homes to start the progress of recovery. See my interview on Wake Up…..

READ MORE »Posted on May 18th, 2014 in category: Fire, Recovery Tips

Tornado-Photo by Anita Westervelt/FEMA

How to Prepare for a Tornado

FEMA offers a wide variety of preparedness and recovery resources, and one of their latest publications is a very helpful guide on How to Prepare for a Tornado. This 11-page PDF offers gives a comprehensive view on the What, When, Where and how to prepare BEFORE and what to do DURING a Tornado.   There is…..

READ MORE »Posted on May 15th, 2014 in category: Preparedness Tips, Recovery Tips, Tornados

The Red Guide Toolbox

New Free Disaster Recovery Tool!

Visit our Free Preparedness & Recovery Tools page and download our latest free addition to help with “Restoring Utilities After a Disaster“. In severe cases, utility crews may “lock off” service, or remove meters for safety reasons after a disaster. Our helpful guide provides tips to help homeowners restore their utilities, and provides information about…..

READ MORE »Posted on May 1st, 2014 in category: Recovery Tips