Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety October 14, 2021
Everyone should know what steps to take before, during and after an earthquake. Visit EarthquakeCountry.org/sevensteps to learn about the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety:
PREPARE (before an earthquake)
Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing moveable items such as furniture and
other heavy objects to avoid injuries and damage.
Plan to be safe by creating a disaster plan and deciding how you will communicate in an emergency. Where will you meet your family? How will you get to work? Do you know how to perform CPR, or to use a fire extinguisher?
Organize disaster supplies in convenient locations.
Minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property, and considering insurance.
SURVIVE (during and just after an earthquake)
Whenever you feel shaking, always Drop, Cover, and Hold On immediately!
Improve safety after earthquakes by evacuating, if necessary, helping the injured, and preventing further injuries or damage. Be ready for aftershocks that may continue for several weeks to months after large earthquakes.
RECOVER (after an earthquake)
Reconnect and Restore. Restore daily life by reconnecting with others, repairing damage, and rebuilding community,
- To keep phone lines accessible for emergency use, communicate via text message rather than calling.
- If you have an earthquake insurance policy and have suffered any property damage, contact your insurance agent or company for assistance.