San Francisco 72 hours- Are you prepared?

I know this sound weird but I am paranoid as a SF resident to the possiblity of a large scale attack on San Francisco.

Recently the City of San Francisco created this program called "72 hours- Are you prepared?", which is a program promoting citizens to be prepared at leasr the first 72 hours; telling us to always store at least 3 days worth of food, water, and other things that help us to survive.

The City's website, "72" states, "After a major disaster, it is unlikely that emergency response services will be able to immediately respond to everyone’s needs, so it’s important to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family. Plan to be on your own for at least the first 72 hours."

This is amazing. While the emergency responce service are supposed to responce "immideately" to dizasters, the City alreday thinks that "it is unlikely that emergency response services will be able to immediately respond to everyone’s needs."And us residents need to be prepared for at least for 72 hours.

As part of the program, currently there are emergency sirens all over the city to "be used to tell citizens which evacuation routes to take, or how to get help or whether to stay indoors or outdoors."

As 9/11 and London's 7/7 had "Bomb simulation exercise" before the attacks, maybe the city is trying to prepare us residents for an attack on San Francsico.

Patrick Henry

I know not what course other may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.

Patrick Henry, Speech in the Virginia Convention March 23, 1775

Looks like a useful website

As a former SF resident for 10 years I don't think there is much to worry about. It actually looks like an excellent resource. Earthquakes and weather disasters are likely to increase in the near future and most of us are not prepared. I was here for the 89 quake and people were pretty much out of the loop on what to do. A website like this could be a big help in just getting people to organize their things for if the power or water goes out.

SF is a unique city in the US - they are at the forefront of progressive legislation in the city, having been the first US city to pass the Precautionary Principle and now the banning of plastic bags, implementing big alternative energy projects, etc.

This would be a reason to annihilate it, yes, but also will make it more difficult to pull off 'inside jobs' as the corruption is probably less so there than places like NY and DC. SF has already been through a lot and progressive politics have penetrated deeply there. In part this is due to the fact that 80,000 people were marching over and over on the streets, black bloc and all, and thus networked and organized -- they almost installed a Green Party mayor following those marches . . .

I have always thought that

I have always thought that SF could be a target too. They would love to knock off a bunch of progressives

"I will not withdraw from this war even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me." -George W. Bush

As the Boy Scout motto suggests "Be Prepared"

Thank you for the link. As a proud Eagle Scout, I downloaded the file so that I can check my resources and will be prepared.

I believe that everybody should be prepared and the information can be usefull even if you live on the east coast during emergencies.

The recent storms here have brought back an interest in being prepared.

But now this is something to keep an eye on, in LA . . . today

Emergency drill in L.A. raises concerns
By martha.groves --

Westside residents and veterans services providers question the plan to hold National Guard exercises on the VA campus.

Notice to Westsiders: Disregard the thwack-thwack-thwack of Black Hawk helicopter blades you might be hearing. The West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus is not, repeat not, under attack.

The California National Guard is slated to launch a three-day training exercise today titled Operation Vector. Plans call for a Hollywood-style convergence of a simulated natural disaster and faux bio-terror attack designed to test how well Guard teams work with local emergency responders. Much of the action will take place on the VA campus.

On Wednesday, the exercise is scheduled to continue in the Hollywood Hills with a fake chemical attack and at the Port of Los Angeles with the "siege" of a passenger-laden cruise ship (portrayed by a Coast Guard cutter). Thursday's simulated disaster will be the collision of two airliners at Universal Studios.