How to Survive an Earthquake?

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  • 1. How to Survive an Earthquake?
  • 2. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • Group Presentation
      • You have not more than 15 minutes for presentation.
      • Each group should give comments to other two groups by using the group presentation assessment form. Post your comments on the forum
      • Each group member should complete the peer assessment form and upload for submission.
  • 3. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • Presentation Time
  • 4. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • Key Points of increasing chances of surviving an earthquake
      • Education
      • Preparation in advance
  • 5. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • Before the Earthquake (1 of 3)
    • Learn how to survive during the ground motion.
    • Teach all members of your family about earthquake safety.
    • Stock up on emergency supplies.
  • 6. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • Before the Earthquake (2 of 3)
    • Arrange your home for safety.
    • Anchor heavy appliances and furniture.
    • Store flammable liquids away from potential ignition sources.
  • 7. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • Before the Earthquake (3 of 3)
    • Get Educated. Learn what to do during an earthquake.
    • Learn where the main turn-offs are for your water, gas and electricity.
  • 8. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • During the Earthquake
    • If you are indoors, stay there. Quickly move to a safe location in the room.
    • If you are cooking, turn off the stove and take cover.
    • If you are outdoors, move to an open area where falling objects are unlikely to strike you.
    • If you are driving, slow down smoothly and stop on the side of the road.
  • 9. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • After the Earthquake
    • Check for injuries, attend to injuries if needed.
    • Check for damage.
    • If you smell or hear a gas leak, get everyone outside and open windows and doors.
    • If the power is out, unplug major appliances to prevent possible damage when the power is turned back on.
  • 10. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • Prepare for the first 72 hours
    • After a major disaster, it is unlikely that emergency response services will be able to immediately respond to everyone’s needs.
    • It is important to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family.
    • Plan to be on your own for at least the first 72 hours.
  • 11. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • Online Information Resources
    • What to do if there is an earthquake ( Mandarin Video)
  • 12. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • Online Information Resources
    • Making an earthquake kit (Video)
  • 13. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • Online Information Resources
    • Are you prepared? http://72hours.org/
    • Disaster Supplies Kit http://www.nsa.naples.navy.mil/disasterprep/supplieskit.html
    • Create Disasters Supplies Kit http://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/step3.html
    • Make your own preparedness kit http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/earthquakes/archive/ready.dtl
  • 14. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • Survey for FUN!
    • Spare some time to complete the survey!
  • 15. How to Survive an Earthquake?
    • Task (Two choose One)
    • Choice One:
      • Use Glogster to create a promotion poster (Earthquake Survival: 10 Dos and Don’ts).
    • Choice Two:
      • Design a disaster supplies kit for your family (You can use Glogster as well!).
    • Post your work on forum. Don’t forget to comment your classmates’ work. Be generous!