By Laura Perdew
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 that City staff worked around the clock to minimize loss of water and power, which have since been restored throughout Fullerton.
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.
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce