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Get Involved - Earth Shake, Garden Make

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Did you participate in today's historical earthquake preparedness drill? If not there's still time (hopefully!) to get prepared for the next quake.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program "educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations." You can find out about CERT training in the Los Angeles area by visiting the CERT-LA website. Those of you farther afield can check with www.californiavolunteers.org for information on disaster preparedness training.

Got an earthquake kit? CERT certified? Take a break from worrying that the city could collapse on top of you by planting some flowers. The SoCal Guerrilla Gardeners (featured on SoCal Connected this week) hold regular - and super-secret; SHHH! - seed-bombing expeditions. Check their website for more information.

Got a suggestion for how to get involved? Share it in comments.

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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