There are many different levels of earthquakes. Some earthquakes are small and barely register at all. However, others are very strong and can topple buildings and cause destruction and death for buildings and people who live near the earthquake. If you live in an area that is prone to have earthquakes, it is important that you are prepared for them in advance.
Being prepared for an earthquake is one of the best ways to make sure that you and your family is prepared when one does strike and that you will have a plan in order so that you will be able to escape safely. Below are some things that you can do in advance to prepare for an earthquake to strike.
Just as you would at school, running earthquake drills can be especially helpful for your family, especially if you have children. You should remember to stay away from windows or any glass doors during an earthquake because they have the ability to shatter.
It is best to hide under a sturdy table or desk and hold onto the legs tightly. If you are unable to make it under a table or a desk, crouch in a doorway that is strong or in the corner of a room. You should always make sure that you are protecting your face and your head by covering them with your arms.
In order to remember this, practicing on occasion can be very helpful. By knowing what you are supposed to do in advance, you will be less likely to forget when a real earthquake does occur. This will also help give your children a sense of security because they will have a plan when an earthquake does happen.
Protect your Files
Another important thing to do in order to prepare for an earthquake is to keep all your important documents in a fireproof safe. These items would be things like wills, Social Security cards, insurance policies and deeds. You will need to be able to find these items quickly in the case of an emergency and putting them all in one place that is protected from damage is an important step.
There are also several things that you can do to prepare for the aftermath of an earthquake. For example, you should always make sure that you have a list of emergency contact numbers handy at all times. This way you will be able to contact someone to help you quickly.
You should also take inventory of the things in your home by making a list and taking photographs of some of your more expensive items. Keep this information in the fireproof safe with your insurance policy.
Preparing an earthquake emergency kit is also advisable. This can include batteries for a radio, a can opener so that you will still be able to eat canned goods, a flashlight and a first-aid kit. The most important thing about being prepared for an earthquake is to make sure that your entire family knows your plan and knows where the supplies are. This way everyone can be prepared and will have a better chance of remaining safe during an earthquake.
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