The Ultimate Earthquake Safety Checklist: Are You Prepared?

Earthquakes can strike at any time, and being prepared can help keep you and your loved ones safe. Here are some earthquake safety tips:

  1. Drop, cover, and hold on: During an earthquake, drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy table or desk, and hold on until the shaking stops. If you can’t find a table or desk, cover your head and neck with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building away from windows and heavy furniture.
  2. Stay inside: Stay inside until the shaking stops and it is safe to exit the building. Most injuries occur when people try to move around during an earthquake and are hit by falling objects.
  3. Stay away from windows: Stay away from windows, mirrors, and other glass objects that could shatter during an earthquake.
  4. Avoid elevators: Use the stairs to exit the building, as elevators may malfunction during an earthquake.
  5. Turn off gas and electricity: If you smell gas or hear a hissing sound, turn off the gas and evacuate the building. Also, turn off the electricity to avoid the risk of electrical fires.
  6. Have an emergency kit: Keep an emergency kit with food, water, and supplies in case of a prolonged earthquake or other disaster.
  7. Have a plan: Have a plan in place with your family or roommates for what to do in case of an earthquake, including where to meet after the earthquake and how to communicate with each other if phone lines are down.

Remember, earthquakes can happen at any time, so it’s important to be prepared and know what to do in case one strikes.

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are for informational purposes only based on industry reports and related news stories. PropertyPistol does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information and shall not be held responsible for any action taken based on the published information.

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