Assemblymember Rodriguez Marks 20th Anniversary of Northridge Earthquake
SACRAMENTO – As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake this Friday, January 17th, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, Vice Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management and Chair of the Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness, is urging Californians to take this day as an opportunity to both reflect and prepare. The magnitude 6.7 tremor killed 50 people, injured over 5,000, and caused more than $20 billion in property damage.
“I’m sure that most Southern Californians can recall just where they were and what they were doing when this massive earthquake struck” said Rodriguez. “I vividly remember watching the devastation on the news and comforting my wife and young children and trying to ease their fears.