Prepare For An Earthquake
Learn What to Do During an Earthquake. Hold periodic family drills to practice what you have learned. Through practice, michael kors handbags you can condition yourselves to react spontaneously and safely when the first jolt or shaking is felt.
In each room of your home, identify the safest places to “drop, cover, and hold on” during an earthquake. Practice going to these safe spots during family drills to ensure that everyone learns where they are.
Assemble and maintain a household emergency supply kit, and be sure that all family members know where it is stored. Make additional, smaller kits to keep in your car(s) and at your place(s) of work. Include the phone number of an out of state contact. Ensure that family members carry a copy of this list, and include copies in your emergency supply kits.
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Get training in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through your local chapter of the American Red Cross. Find out where you could shelter your pet should it become necessary to evacuate your home. Ensure that family members know how and when to call 9 1 1, how to use your home fire extinguisher, and how, where, and when to shut off your home’s utilities (water, natural gas, and electricity). These are potential fire risks. Get appropriate professional help. Do not work with gas or electrical lines yourself
Install flexible pipe fittings to avoid gas or water leaks. Flexible fittings are more resistant to breakage
Secure your water heater, refrigerator, furnace and gas appliances by strapping them to the wall studs and bolting to the floor. If recommended by your gas company, have an automatic gas shut off valve installed that is triggered by strong vibrations
Repair any deep cracks in ceilings or foundations. Get expert advice if there are signs of structural defects
Be sure the residence is firmly anchored to its foundation
Store weed killers, pesticides, and flammable products securely in closed cabinets with latches and on bottom shelves
Locate safe spots in each room under a sturdy table or against an inside wall. Reinforce this information by moving to these places during each drill
Hold earthquake drills with your family members: Drop, cover and hold on
DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.
Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as l michael kors handbags ighting fixtures or furniture.
Stay in bed if you are there when the earthquake strikes. Hold on and protect your head with a pillow, unless you are under a heavy light fixture that could fall. In that case, move to the nearest safe place.
Do not use a doorway except if you know it is a strongly supported, load bearing doorway and it is close to you. Many inside doorways are lightly constructed and do not offer protection.
Stay inside until the shaking stops and it is safe to go outside. Do not exit a building during the shaking. Research has shown that most injuries occur when people inside buildings attempt to move to a different location inside the building or try to leave.