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Extreme Event on the Road: Southern California Residents Talk Earthquakes and Resilience

Members of the Households sector make decisions about resources during the Prepare Phase of Extreme Event: Rock City

In May 2017, Extreme Event was on the road to the Distinctive Voices lecture series in Irvine, CA. Distinctive Voices is a program of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine which presents innovations, discoveries, and emerging issues in an exciting public forum. Their May program, Earthquake Resilience of California’s Water Distribution System & Extreme Event, featured two sessions of Extreme Event: Rock City and a lecture from professor Jonathan P. Stewart of the University of California, Los Angeles. 

During the Adapt Phase of Extreme Event: Rock City, residents debrief on what happened after the Earthquake hit

Sixty residents of Orange County and surrounding areas participated in the game and had great discussions on the implications for Southern California. Many players said they’d be taking Extreme Event back to their own organizations such as Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and university students at the University of California, Irvine.

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