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... Еще'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.