Assemble an emergency
preparedness kit for home
and your vehicle.
Have a family emergency plan and identify
a safe place to take cover, such as under a sturdy table or desk.
Teach your family how to “Drop, Cover and
Hold” during an earthquake.
Check for hazards inside or outside your
home or office. Heavy objects and falling hazards such as bookcases, hanging
picture frames and other items can be dangerous if they are unstable and not
anchored securely to a wall or the floor.
Know emergency telephone
Contact your insurance agent to review
existing policies and to inquire about earthquake insurance
Sign up for Earthquake Notifications on
the USGS site as well as learn about other products
and services they offer.
Read the below guide:
Preparing your office for an Earthquack:
During an earthquake
“Drop, Cover and Hold” - DROP to the
floor; take COVER under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture. If there
isn’t a table or desk near you, seek cover against an interior wall and protect
your head and neck with your arms. HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
Stay away from glass or bookshelves,
mirrors or other items that could fall.
If outside: stand in an open area away
from underpasses and overpasses, buildings, trees, telephone, and electrical
If on the road: drive away from
underpasses and overpasses; stop in a safe area; stay in your vehicle.
Drop, Cover and
Hold: Earthquake Preparedness Training
After an earthquake
Check for injuries and provide first aid
Do a safety check: check for gas, water,
downed power lines and shortages. Turn off appropriate utilities, if you shut
off the main gas valve do not turn it back on yourself. Wait for the gas company
to check for leaks and make repairs.
Turn on the radio and listen for
instructions on safety or recovery actions.