FEMAFederal Emergency Management AgencyPresents… Are you ready for an Earthquake?
Safety for homes & schools Step one: make it safe now!: Go around your house and fix or take away any hazards that can be harmful
Safety continued… Step two: Make a plan: Create an escape and reunite plan and make sure everyone knows it. Step three: Make a disaster kit: pack water, food, batteries, portable radios, flashlights, 1st aid kit, money, a whistle, extra medicines and a fire extinguisher. Have a kit handy in cars and in the home. Step four: Is your place safe?: Look closer at your home structure for anything wrong with its frame etc…
Safety continued… Step five: Drop, cover and hold on!!: learn the procedure of safety for when an earthquake occurs, literally drop, cover yourself and hold on tight. Step six: Check it out!: immediately check for damage or injuries that need attention. Being trained in 1st aid helps Step seven: Communicate and recover: turn on all radios and contact insurance if necessary.
Preparedness for homes & schools Things to do before an earthquake: Check home for hazards (ex: brace overhead light fixtures) Know indoor and outdoor places that are safe (Against an inside wall) Educate family as well as yourself (how to turn gas off)
Preparedness continued… Have disaster equipment in reach (medicine, flashlight) Make an emergency plan (get a family contact out of state to report there) Prepare your community (publish a newspaper segment about earthquakes)