EarthquakeWeather.org exists to promote and encourage all kinds of preparedness—which is just preparing for the unexpected.
When I was a kid in California there were news stories saying the Big One was coming "in the next 25-30 years." That was 40 years ago. I've seen similar predictions many times since and it's still always "within 25-30 years." But it could be tomorrow. Or today.
I've always loved the term "earthquake weather." When a heat wave lasts a little too long (or anytime the weather gets a bit weird), soon some old-timer like me will mumble ominously about how it "feels like earthquake weather."
Earthquake weather isn't real, of course. Earthquakes are (so far) unpredictable—as are many disasters. We rarely know ahead of time when or how our lives will be disrupted. But earthquakes, floods, fires and more do happen without warning to people like you and me every year. Same with sudden loss of income and other personal emergencies.
We hope they'll never happen to us, and we often act as if they never could. But the ones who endure sudden hardships with the least difficulty are those who planned ahead, even a little, for the unexpected.
Can you be too prepared? Sure. Some think of survivalists and "doomsday preppers" as examples. But it's much more common to be unprepared.
At EarthquakeWeather.org we plan to change that.