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Earthquake Safety and Preparedness Info


The following Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety, produced and promoted by (California) Earthquake Country Alliance, may help you and your family prepare to survive and recover from California’s next damaging earthquake.

Secure Your Space
by identifying your hazards and securing moveable items.
2. Plan to be Safe
by creating a disaster plan and identifying communication needs.
3. Organize Disaster Supplies
in convenient locations.
4. Minimize Financial Hardship
by strengthening your property and considering insurance.
Drop, Cover, and Hold On
when the ground shakes.
6. Improve Safety
by helping the injured, preventing further damage, and evacuating from tsunami zones.
Reconnect and Restore
daily life by reconnecting with others, repairing damage, and rebuilding community.

How to Drop, Cover and Hold On:

When an earthquake happens…

If you are in bed, hold on and stay there.

If you are in a wheelchair, lock the wheels in a safe position, and cover your head and neck with your arms.

If you are outdoors, move to a clear area if you can, avoid power lines, trees, signs, buildings, vehicles, and other hazards.

If you are driving, pull over to the side of the road, stop, and set the parking brake.