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Inland hospitals cover what-if disaster scenarios
The Press-Enterprise

Emergency experts say when Southern California is struck by a major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault, residents need to be prepared to be without power for a week to 10 days. Yet state regulations require hospitals to have just 24 hours of backup power in the event of a sudden power loss. Most area hospitals say they have resources that would allow them to operate for four days or more under such emergency conditions. But even that may not be enough.