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Earthquake survival kits fly off shelves after last week's disaster02:55

Earthquake survival kits fly off shelves after last week's disaster

United States, Burlingame
July 14, 2019 at 01:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Earth Shakes disaster supply store is doing brisk business after last week's Southern California earthquake.

"There's been an incredible increase in business," said Suzanne Tateosian, owner of the Burlingame-based retailer, this Saturday.

The 7.1-magnitude earthquake sparked fears that the so-called 'Big One' may be coming to the Bay Area shortly. Individuals and businesses have taken last week's events as a warning and have been stocking up on a range of supplies.

A personal kit includes first-aid supplies, a dust mask, tools, protective gloves, emergency blankets, hygiene products and much more.

Orders for pre-made kits jumped by 100 per cent last week, a pattern which is repeated following many high-profile disasters.

The penchant for preparedness goes way beyond survivalists. A study from the Public Policy Institute in 2014 showed half of Californians had earthquake kits.

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Earth Shakes disaster supply store is doing brisk business after last week's Southern California earthquake.

"There's been an incredible increase in business," said Suzanne Tateosian, owner of the Burlingame-based retailer, this Saturday.

The 7.1-magnitude earthquake sparked fears that the so-called 'Big One' may be coming to the Bay Area shortly. Individuals and businesses have taken last week's events as a warning and have been stocking up on a range of supplies.

A personal kit includes first-aid supplies, a dust mask, tools, protective gloves, emergency blankets, hygiene products and much more.

Orders for pre-made kits jumped by 100 per cent last week, a pattern which is repeated following many high-profile disasters.

The penchant for preparedness goes way beyond survivalists. A study from the Public Policy Institute in 2014 showed half of Californians had earthquake kits.

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