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  1. 1. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Earthquake safety and preparedness By Glizyl Luna
  2. 2. Preparedness ● Step 1: Secure it now! ● Step 2: Make a plan ● Reducing and/or eliminating hazards throughout your ● Planning for an earthquake, home, neighborhood, terrorist attack, or other workplace and school can emergency is not much greatly reduce your risk of different from planning for a injury or death following the party or vacation. Make sure next earthquake or other that your emergency plan disaster. Conduct a "hazard includes evacuation and hunt" to help identify and fix reunion plans; your out-of- things such as unsecured state contact person's name televisions, computers, and number; the location of bookcases, furniture, your emergency supplies unstrapped water heaters, and other pertinent etc. Securing these items information. By planning now will help to protect you now, you will be ready for tomorrow. the next emergency.
  3. 3. Preparedness ● Step 3: Make disaster kits ● Step 4: Is your place safe? ● Everyone should have ● Most houses are not as safe disaster supplies kits stored as they could be. Whether in accessible locations at you are a homeowner or a home, at work and in your renter, there are things that vehicle. Having emergency you can do to improve the supplies readily available structural integrity of your can reduce the impact of an home. Some of the things earthquake, a terrorist that you might consider incident or other emergency checking include inadequate on you and your family. foundations, unbraced Your disaster supplies kits cripple walls, soft first stories, should include food, water, unenforced masonry and flashlights, portable radios, vulnerable pipes. Consult a batteries, a first aid kit, contractor or engineer to help cash, extra medications, a you identify your building's whistle, fire extinguisher, weaknesses and begin to fix etc. them now.
  4. 4. Preparedness Step 5: DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON! Learn what to do during an earthquake, whether you're at home, at work, at school or just out and about. Taking the proper actions, such as "Drop, Cover, and Hold On", can save lives and reduce your risk of death or injury. During earthquakes, drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on to it firmly. Be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops.
  5. 5.  Step 6: Check it out! Safety  Step 7: Communicate and  One of the first things you recover! should do following a major  Following a major disaster, disaster is to check for injur- communication will be an ies and damages that need important step in your re- immediate attention. Make covery efforts. Turn on your sure you are trained in first portable radio for information aid and in damage assess- and safety advisories. If your ment techniques. You home is damaged, contact should be able to administer your insurance agent right first aid and to identify haz- away to begin your claims ards such as damaged gas, process. For most Presiden- water, sewage and electrical tial declared disasters, re- lines. Be prepared to report sources will also be avail- damage to city or county able from federal, state, and government. local government agencies.
  6. 6. Safety Kit ● Flashlight and extra batteries ● Portable battery- operated radio ● First aid kit ● Emergency food and water ● Essential medicines ● Cash and credit cards ● Sturdy shoes and exta clothes
  7. 7. Home and School Environment ● Stay away from ● Practice drills in windows and hazards in schools in case of an your home. actual earthquake ● Find a safe place in ● Create an emergency your home and hide plan with the staff and there with all the safety students to assure equipment everyone is safe
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