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One Year Later

Jul 3, 2020
Press Release

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Ridgecrest Earthquake, I am proud of the way our community has come together to overcome this great challenge. The overwhelming support we have received from Congress and the Trump Administration has been encouraging, including the allocation of $3 billion in funds to rebuild Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake to ensure the installation remains one of our country’s most advanced.
In order for our community to prepare for future seismic activity, I wanted to share some helpful resources with you.

  • Have an earthquake preparedness kit you can take on the go, which should include things like antibiotic ointment, medication, and bandages.
  • If you have a car, it may also be in your best interest to have a few items like a first aid kit and bottled water.
  • For your home, tools like a screw driver, wrench, or shovel may come in handy.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide a robust list of additional items to make your own earthquake preparedness kit, here.
Natural disasters are not preventable, but what we can do is be prepared for our families and loved ones. I hope you’ve found this information helpful.
God Bless.