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California Earthquake Authority (CEA): Millions of Californians prepare to participate in annual ShakeOut earthquake drill

Millions of Californians will take an important step toward earthquake safety this Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m. during the 10th annual Great California ShakeOut drill, by practicing how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” when the ground shakes. ...

October 17, 2018 | Download (PDF)



Earthquake Brace + Bolt: Registration Opens For 2019 Seismic Retrofit Grant Program

Registration opens today for the 2019 Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program, which offers eligible homeowners grants of up to $3,000 for seismic retrofits to strengthen their older houses and make them more resistant to earthquake damage. ...

October 09, 2018 | Download (PDF)



Earthquake Brace + Bolt surpasses 5,000 retrofits statewide

The Earthquake Brace + Bolt program (EBB) now has helped more than 5,000 California homeowners to seismically retrofit their older houses with grants of up to $3,000. ...

June 07, 2018 | Download (PDF)



California Earthquake Authority (CEA): Earthquake scenario reveals extensive damage to Bay Area homes is likely from Hayward-fault rupture

A new earthquake scenario developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), with contributions from partners, including the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), reveals that more than a million San Francisco Bay Area residents would face extensive damage to their homes after a major earthquake on the Hayward Fault. ...

April 18, 2018 | Download (PDF)



California Earthquake Authority (CEA): Record number of Californians apply for earthquake retrofit grants

The Earthquake Brace + Bolt program (EBB), funded primarily by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), closed its latest registration on Friday with more than 7,500 California homeowners applying for 2,000 retrofit grants. ...

February 26, 2018 | Download (PDF)



Earthquake Brace + Bolt: Registration Opens For $3,000 Seismic Retrofit Grants

Registration opens today for eligible homeowners to receive grants of up to $3,000 for seismic retrofits of their older homes, making them more resistant to earthquake damage. Homeowners have until February 23, 2018, to apply for a grant from the Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program. ...

January 23, 2018 | Download (PDF)



United States Senators for California: Feinstein and Harris Introduce Legislation to Protect Earthquake Loss Mitigation Incentive Ahead of Senate GOP Tax Bill Release

November 09, 2017 | View



U.S. Congressmembers Thompson and Cook Introduce Tax Incentives to Help Homeowners Prepare for Earthquakes

March 22, 2017 | View



California Earthquake Authority (CEA): Napa research findings reveal many homeowners lack understanding of seismic retrofitting, earthquake insurance options

Results of a study offering insight into the 2014 South Napa earthquake’s impact on houses in the city of Napa were presented at a research forum hosted by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) in Sacramento today. ...

February 01, 2017 | Download (PDF)



Homeowner Registration Opens for 2017 Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program:

Today the 2017 Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program opened registration for $6 million in grants for seismic retrofits. This represents a 25 percent increase in funding over last year, to help California homeowners protect their families and secure their older homes against a catastrophic earthquake. ...

January 25, 2017 | Download (PDF)



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