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  1. 1. Earthquake awareness<br />Federal Emergency Management Awareness <br />
  2. 2. There have been earthquakes in these areas:<br />-Geneva, IL<br />-Elgin, IL<br />-Chicago,IL<br />-Springfield,IL<br />ATTENTION<br />
  3. 3. These earthquakes have had a magnitude of 3.8 and occurred on February 10, 2010This information was taken by St. Louis University, Missouri, and St. Loius<br />
  4. 4. Since Illinois is not use to fact that earthquakes may hit near their home. This information may help prepare for this type of event.<br />
  5. 5. Preparing for an Earthquake<br />
  6. 6. 1) ALWAYS have a full supply kit ready for when an earthquake occurs<br />-Fill the kit with food, water, clothes, first aid kit, medical supplies and other necessities <br /> -Make sure this kit will last you and your family at least the first 3 days after the earthquake<br />
  7. 7. 2)Have a plan ready for you and your family<br /> -Plan where your family would meet if separated<br />-Plan what to do when the earthquake occurs (where to go to keep cover)<br /> -Make plans with someone out of the direct area if family is seperated<br />-Keep extra cash close by so if electricity were to go out ATMs can’t be used<br />-Make sure to do earthquake drills twice a year<br />
  8. 8. What to do<br />
  9. 9. Indoors During an Earthquake<br />Stay away from:<br /> Heavy furniture <br />Appliances<br />Large glass windows<br /> Shelves with objects<br />Large decorative bricks or plaster like<br /> fireplaces<br />Kitchens <br />Garages<br />Drop to the ground and go take cover by going under tables or another furniture like this<br />Hold on until you feel the shaking stop<br />Stay inside until the shaking stops and is safe to step outside<br />
  10. 10. Outdoors During an Earthquake<br />Stay outside<br />Stay away from:<br />Buildings<br />Streetlights<br />Utility wires <br />Any debris that can fall<br />
  11. 11. Just follow these instructions and you will be prepared & ALWAYS BE ALERT!<br />A special message from the FEMA<br />