Practice “DUCK, COVER and HOLD drills with your family and at your school or office.
Also practice drills for quick evacuation of a building whenever there is an announcement of an earthquake.
Plan the safest place to meet in if you are away from each other during the earthquake.
Always charge your cellphone batteries and always have load.
DURING an earthquake
1. Turn away from windows. (Stay clear of windows, fireplaces, woodstoves, heavy furniture or appliances that may fall over.)
2. Crouch under a desk or table. ( Take cover under a sturdy desk, table or other
3. Put both hands on the back of your neck and tuck your head down.
4. If the desk or table moves, hold the legs and move with it.
If in a crowded area, take cover where you are.
2. If possible, burrow in the earth to prevent damage caused by falling trees, landslides and rocks.
- Fire or fire hazards.
- Gas leaks: Shut off the main gas valve only if a leak is suspected or identified by the odor of natural gas
- Wire Shocks: Shut off power at the control box.
- Fallen objects in closets and cupboards: Displaced objects may fall when you open the door.
- Downed or damaged chimneys: Approach chimneys with caution. They may be weakened and could topple during an aftershock.
- Check your telephone: Make sure each phone is on its receiver.
- Clean up: Clean up harmful materials or medicines which may have spilled.
Above all pray!