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

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.

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