should I do to be prepared?
Preparing for a disaster can
be unpleasant. No one wants to think about a devastating earthquake, fire,
flood, or tornado. Especially earthquakes are hard to understand what
could happen because many people have never experienced a large quake.
Earthquakes occur infrequent and sometimes people just figure the "big one" will
not occur in their lifetime.
Understanding the the dynamics of an
earthquake and know how energy flows from the focus of a quake
helps to prepare. Critical thinking during an earthquake
also can prevent lost of life. Good choices can make a
- Keep emergency kits (water, radio,
flashlight, etc.) at home, work/school, your car - anywhere you
could likely be caught during an earthquake.
- Develop a family plan. Identify the person
everyone should call to stay updated (out-of-state number if
possible). Identify where everyone should try to meet after the
earthquake and how they could get there.
- Prepare your house and office to reduce the
likelihood of large objects hitting you where you frequently sit or
sleep when strong shaking begins. Determine if your house needs
strengthening to withstand heavy shaking.
Links for more detailed information on being prepared:
Be Prepared for 72 Hours - easy to use
information on preparing for an earthquake
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake
Country - all around wonderful resource/reference for living with
earthquakes (U.S. Geological Survey)
Understand What Could Happen at Your Home
- shows different hazards for your address/area (Association of Bay Area
Understand for What You are
Videos of What
it Could Be Like at Your Home - shaking in a large earthquake is strong!
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