STEPS TO EARTHQUAKE SAFETY
IMPORTANT EARTHQUAKE SAFETY TIPS
When it comes to earthquakes, there are simple things you can do to make yourself safer. These simple steps to earthquake safety will help you better PREPARE to SURVIVE and RECOVER wherever you live, work or travel.
STEPS TO EARTHQUAKE SAFETY #1 SECURE YOUR SPACE
Prevent injuries by securing movable items such as, television sets, bookcases and picture frames.
STEPS TO EARTHQUAKE SAFETY #2 PLAN TO BE SAFE
Create a disaster plan and decide how you will communicate with family and friends in an emergency.
EXAMPLE OF EMERGENCY CHECKLIST:
A. Identify the safe spots in EVERY room.
B. Store flashlights and extra batteries.
C. Know how to use your easy access fire extinguisher.
D. Choose a nearby meeting place for after an earthquake.
C. Keep a list of important contact Numbers
STEPS TO EARTHQUAKE SAFETY #3 ORGANIZE YOUR DISASTER SUPPLIES
Put together at-least a three day supply of food, water and medication for each person in your family. Keep the supplies in convenient locations such as home, office and car.
STEPS TO EARTHQUAKE SAFETY #4 MINIMIZE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP
Keep important documents in the cloud or other secure location. Start strengthening your property by having earthquake insurance.
STEPS TO EARTHQUAKE SAFETY #5 DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON!
Dropdown onto your hands and knees before the earthquake knocks you down. Cover you head and neck or the entire body if possible under a sturdy table or desk, if you can’t get under a desk or unable to drop get down near an interior wall, embrace yourself and protect your head and neck until the shaking stops.
STEPS TO EARTHQUAKE SAFETY #6 IMPROVE SAFETY
If you’re near the shore, move to higher ground as soon as the shaking stops. If you’re not in a tsunami zone, improve safety and prevent further damage by evacuating your home after the ground stops shaking.
STEPS TO EARTHQUAKE SAFETY #7 RECONNECT AND RESTORE
Reconnect with others and restore daily life by filling a claim with your earthquake insurance if any and help rebuild your community.
Steps to Earthquake Safety source: CEA