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Project Impact Earthquake Safety Tips
Before the Earthquake:
Find out earthquake history of area.
Conduct earthquake drill.
Be prepared for aftershocks; possible tsunami (coastal areas).
Place large, heavy, breakable objects on lower shelves.
Put latches on cabinets.
Fasten shelves, water heaters, large appliances to wall studs.
Anchor overhead lighting fixtures.
Repair poor electrical/ plumbing connections; large cracks in plaster.
Install bracing system for mobile homes, awnings.
Move beds from windows; do not hang pictures, mirrors over beds.
Keep flashlight, shoes by beds.
During the Earthquake:
Drop, cover and hold on:
crouch in safe place (under sturdy table or kneel next to interior wall); cover head until quake stops.
Inside: stay inside; outside, stay outside.
Move away from buildings, street lights, utility wires.
Crowded place: do not rush for doorway, take cover.
High-rise building: stay on same floor, do not use elevator; be prepared for alarm/ sprinkler systems to activate.
Driving: do not stop vehicle under bridges, overpasses, overhead power lines; pull over as soon as possible; stay in vehicle.
Beware of hanging plant, wall hangings, falling furniture.
Be prepared for aftershocks.
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