Earthquake Safety Tips
We all know that an earthquake can hit at any given moment. That is why it is very important that we are always prepared to deal with it if it happens in our area. Below are some tips on how you can prepare yourself, family, employees, or students:
- Have an earthquake kit ready; fill with non perishable foods, spare clothes, first aid kit, water, flashlights, battery operated radio, and even something that will comfort you or your the little ones like a blanket or stuffed animal.
- Have an evacuation plan ready that includes a safe exit and safe meeting place. Also have a list of all who will be meeting at the meeting place so you can make sure everyone has made it safely.
- Have a plan ready if you are unable to evacuate. Find a safe spot in every room of the building or home. Practice duck and cover often so everyone is ready in the event that an earthquake strikes.
- If you are in a car when an earthquake strikes; slow down and drive to a place clear of trees, buildings, telephone polls, etc. Stay in the vehicle until earthquake's over.