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Governor Gavin Newsom says that the recent earthquakes in the state should serve as a wake up call for Americans to be prepared for natural disasters. Even though there were no fatalities, and only minor injuries reported, the governor said that the state alert program is needed and will be available "shortly"...
"The community here is going to rightfully expect that the state of California has their back, that the federal government has their back," Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a Saturday press conference.
Newsom also urged other governments Saturday to strengthen their emergency alert systems and building codes. The governor even asked U.S. residents to learn how to prepare themselves for an earthquake.
Friday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake was the biggest quake in southern California in twenty years. Damage estimates to the state have exceeded $100 million so far.
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