Press
Release
City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317

3/31/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #12814
Subject :

City of Fullerton Earthquake Update
Contact :Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317
Fullerton, CA – Following the 5.1 magnitude earthquake last Friday, March 28 and the subsequent aftershocks, City of Fullerton personnel from various agencies have diligently worked to ensure homes, businesses and schools are safe. 

Fullerton Mayor Doug Chaffee explained, "Immediately after the earthquake, we activated our Emergency Operations Center which led to our quick response to repair water leaks and ensure the safety of buildings in our city. Thankfully, there were no injuries reported as a result of the earthquake. Over the past two days, all of our water pipes have been repaired." He added, “City staff worked around the clock to minimize loss of water and power. In spite of the earthquake and aftershocks, I'm proud to announce that everyone in the City of Fullerton has water and electricity in their homes and businesses.”

City Building Officials continue to respond to residents who are concerned about the safety of their homes. While residents and businesses are encouraged to contact their respective insurance companies to report any damages to their homes and businesses, in the event a resident or business needs assistance, they can contact the City Building Department at (714) 738-6541. If a resident discovers a more serious or life-threatening situation, such as the smell of natural gas, they are advised to call 911 immediately. 

City Manager Joe Felz noted that City Building Officials began inspecting residences and businesses immediately following the earthquake. As of today, most residents have returned to their homes. As citizens look to repair their homes, the City’s website has information from the Contractors State License Board (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/) with resources on how to find a licensed contractor that is qualified to perform repairs. Citizens will also want to know that all roads remain open and that only minimal traffic impacts are expected.

Mayor Chaffee was complimentary in acknowledging the City staff for their work immediately following the quake, “I can’t thank the city staff enough for their quick and coordinated efforts to repair the damages caused by the earthquake. Like neighboring cities, we had our share of damages.  The tireless efforts of our Fire, Police, Public Works and community volunteers ensured that our citizens were safe and taken care of during this emergency.”


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