EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESSDROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON
Q: During an EQ should you head for the doorway?
Q: What emergency supplies do I need?
Q: How can I plan ahead for an EQ?A: 1. Make sure each member of your family knows what to do no matter where they are when the EQs occur:
2. KNOW where you gas, electric and water main shutoffs are and how to turn them off if there is a leak or electrical short. Make sure older members of the family can shut off utilities
3. LOCATE your nearest fire and police stations and emergency medical facility
4. TALK to your neighbors--how could they help you, or you them after an EQ
5. TAKE a CERT, Red Cross First Aid and CPR Training Course.
Top Ten Steps to Earthquake Safety
Earthquakes are a fact of life, and if you live in an earthquake zone chances are you will experience one, so it makes sense to be prepared. There are certain things that you can do before a quake to help make you and your family safer, as well as to minimize the risk of damage or loss.
Here are ten steps that you can follow at home and in the office to ensure your safety:
By following these guidelines you will reduce the chances of injuries to you and your loved ones and lessen the likelihood of having household contents damaged or destroyed in an earthquake.
Q: What can I expect in my house when an EQ occurs? How do I identify it? What can be done?
A: The contents of your home may be damaged and can be dangerous:
Q: What do I do after an earthquake?
Q: What are the steps to EQ safety/awareness?
Given the shaking we estimate the response of different types of buildings (EQ engineering). Only with all these steps can we take steps as society to enact bldg. codes and retrofitting programs to make our community safer.