pet emergency kit
Courtesy of Ann Hepenstal
Emergency kits should include provision for every family member, including pets, according to Los Altos emergency preparedness coordinator Ann Hepenstal.

At 8:26 p.m. Dec. 29, a magnitude 2.8 earthquake rattled the Los Altos-Los Altos Hills community. A Loma Prieta-type monster it was not, but the rumbling set some local social media networks atwitter nevertheless.

The Town Crier spoke last week with Los Altos emergency preparedness coordinator Ann Hepenstal for tips on preparing for the next “big one.” The interview below has been edited for clarity and length.

Ann Hepenstal


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