Preparing for An Earthquake
Do a Home “Hazard Hunt.”
Walk through your rooms and look for things that could fall when shaken. Identify good places to “duck ,cover and hold” (see below). Even though you may not be able to secure every item you believe could fall, at least you will have identified the safe and unsafe areas of your home. Their fresh eyes can often find things you miss.
Practice your “Duck, Cover and Hold.”
Duck or drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold onto it. If you have children, teach them how to “duck, cover and hold”, and be sure to practice it with them often.
During an Earthquake
Duck or drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold onto it so that it doesn’t move away from you. Wait there until the shaking stops.