The Earthquakes Can Drain Your Bank Account fact sheet (English) was developed by the FEMA Region 9 earthquake insurance team and translated into Spanish courtesy of FEMA Region 10. You’ll find both versions in the Featured Outreach Products section of the Insure Against Earthquakes hub, along with many other free resources that you can use in your next public outreach and education event or social media campaign.
Now is a great time to encourage people in earthquake country to think about how they can be better prepared for earthquakes and other disasters. Not only is the start of a new year a time for taking stock and planning preparedness actions, recent earthquakes in northern California—a magnitude 6.4 on December 20, 2022, and a magnitude 5.4 on January 1, 2023—are powerful reminders of the kind of damage and disruption that earthquakes can cause.
Preparing for recovery after an earthquake is an essential part of resilience, too. Be sure to present tips and tools for financial preparedness and messaging about earthquake insurance in your next outreach campaign.
To help with your in-person education activities, check out this one-page poster, which features QR codes to short videos about earthquake insurance and emergency financial preparedness.