Preparing for the next damaging earthquake can help you and your family to survive and recover. By following them, you can not only avoid costly damage to your home, but you can keep your family safe from injury.
You should follow these steps not only at home but in school and your workplace.
Secure your space
Create a plan
Creating an earthquake escape plan is very much like creating a family escape plan for any emergency. Learn more about escape plans here
Prepare disaster kits
Preparing a survival kit will guarantee you have access to necessary items if you have to leave your home in a hurry, or if you have to shelter in place without electricity or running water for a period of time. Learn more about what to put in your kit here
Other items to have on hand in an emergency like an earthquake include:
Strengthen your home
During the earthquake
Learn more about this life saving technique here
After the initial shaking stops
After the earthquake
When it’s safe, continue to follow your emergency plan. That’s why you thoughtfully prepared such a detailed plan. It’s there to provide peace of mind and necessary items to make your recovery from the earthquake as painless and worry-free as possible.