What To Do In The Case Of An Earthquake Supplies To Have, How To Be Prepared Before, During And Aft-660003

Arts-and-Entertainment If you know your history, you understand the life changing effects the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake had. The quake lasted only a minute, but was one of the worst natural disasters in the nations history. Everyone can be affected by an earthquake, even if theyre not located by a fault line. Everyone should be ready for an earthquake regardless of their location. When preparing for any emergency, its important to be supplied with even the most basic tools for survival, (safe shelter, clean water and food.) Grab-n-Go supplies, including 72-hr-kits, food, and water, should also be kept in an easily accessible location at all times. Know of a Safe Location People are often injured during and earthquake by falling objects. You should hide underneath a stable object during an earthquake. Be aware of the location of all low sturdy furniture in your home, school or workplace. (Metal door frames, desks, sturdy, and low tables are ideal objects to get under.) If sturdy furniture is not available, be aware of an interior wall or hallway far from windows and potentially unstable furniture. Know where to locate these areas before an actual earthquake happens. Make sure that all family members know the best place to find shelter in each area of the house, at work, or at school. Have a Game Plan Make sure you have an out-of-state contact who you can call after the quake has passed to let them know your familys condition. All family members and friends should know that in an event of a disaster, they should call this contact for an update on your condition. Those with young children should practice what to do in the event of an earthquake. Have a well thought out plan of action and a specific meeting area to go to when the earthquake is over. If you are unsure of the proper plan of action for your family, your local school or childcare center can give you ideas on how to develop an appropriate strategy for keeping your children safe. Prepare Your Home After preparing for your familys safety, your home should be your next priority when developing a recovery plan. You can take certain steps to make your home more secure in the even of a disaster. Make this a high priority, make time to secure your home. Secure heavy furnishings. (Mirrors, large pictures, tall dressers or unattached shelving, etc.) Secure your water heater and other appliances that could move and disrupt utility lines. Keep all flammable and hazardous liquids, such as paints, pest sprays and cleaning products, secured in low cabi.s and shelves. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: