NBCUniversal and NBC4 Southern California Host Earthquake Preparedness Community Open House, Saturday, Oct. 20

Preparedness presentation.

NBC Universal and NBC4 Southern California are joining the American Red Cross in support of its “PrepareSoCal” initiative to help educate the community on earthquake preparedness. Surrounding residents are invited to a free Community Open House on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Universal Studios backlot, from 8–10:30 a.m.

Robert Kovacik and Kathy Vara, co-anchors of NBC4’s weekend newscasts at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., will serve as MCs of the event and greet the community. The family-friendly open house will give the community the opportunity to learn more about the most effective ways to prepare their homes, families, and pets for the “big one.”

Representatives from the American Red Cross will give presentations throughout the morning that focus on Getting a Kit, Making a Plan, and Being Informed. Families will also enjoy a “Prepare KIDS: Puppet Show” and have the chance to ride Universal Studios Hollywood’s realistic earthquake attraction, purchase discounted earthquake kits, and win raffle prizes.

RSVP is required: surveymonkey.com/s/DLWLXSJ. For questions, please call (818) 777-0376.

Presentation Schedule

  • Main Tent
    8:10 a.m. Prepare U: Get a Kit
    8:35 a.m.        Prepare U: Make a Plan
    9 a.m. Prepare U: Be Informed – Prepare Your Pet
    9:25 a.m.        Prepare U: Get a Kit
    9:50 a.m.        Prepare U: Make a Plan
    10:15 a.m.     Prepare U: Be Informed
  • Kids’ Tent
    This quick presentation teaches children ages seven and under how to properly respond in the event of an earthquake.
    8:15 a.m.        Prepare KIDS: Puppet Show
    8:45 a.m.        Prepare KIDS: Puppet Show
    9:15 a.m.        Prepare KIDS: Puppet Show
    9:45 a.m.        Prepare KIDS: Puppet Show