A who's-who of Bay Area elected officials gathered at Berkeley for the April 18 rollout of the "HayWired" earthquake scenario, which drew widespread media attention.
The scenario, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey with support from Joint Venture's Institute for Regional Studies, forecasts 800 deaths and thousands of injuries in a major quake on the Hayward fault. It also enumerates expected property damage and details long-term economic setbacks when the fault finally ruptures. "We can feel satisfied that our region is pulling together," said Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock. "But there is so much more to accomplish if we want to be the world's best example of planning."
The Berkeley rollout, planned and organized by USGS, Joint Venture and a team of partners, also featured the unveiling of the "Outsmart Disaster" campaign. California Business, Consumer Services & Housing Secretary Alexis Podesta announced the campaign's initial sponsors and spoke to the importance of business resiliency.
Joint Venture will contribute expertise on communications infrastructure for the next phase of the HayWired rollout, slated for October.
Learn more about the HayWired scenario.
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