Thursday, March 13, 2008

Earthquake tips and preparation

Earthquakes can happen and change people’s lives within seconds. So you can prepare yourself and your family members by planning ahead. You also need to know what to do during an earthquake so you don’t panic during an emergency situation.

The first step for preparation is to know where all gas electric, and water shut off values are. Second you should always have an evacuation plan that includes a normal and an emergency exit route that your whole family has practiced. Also a very important thing to have prepared is an emergency kit that should include one gallon of stored water and enough food for all family members. For instance nonperishable foods like peanut butter, nuts, vitamins, and dried fruit. Other important things to include in your kit are sterile adhesive bandages and scissors and any prescription needed for each family member. It is also very important to have extra clothes ready. Like a pair of sturdy shoes, rain gear, hat, gloves, and thermal underwear last blankets or sleeping bags. Also a very important thing is if you have any pets you should have food stored for them as well as an identification tag on there collar so they can be returned to you if they get lost.

Many people don’t know what to do during an earthquake. The most important thing to do is to drop to the ground and take cover under something heavy like ducking under sturdy desks or crouch in a doorway with a blanket covering you. But you also need to stay away from windows, bookcases, file cabinets, heavy mirrors, hanging plants, and other heavy objects that could fall. Studies have shown that most injuries occur when people try to move during an earthquake. So always stay put once the earthquake has started.

So if you live in an area where you are at risk make sure you have an evacuation exit plan in case of an emergency also an emergency kit including all the important items. (ML3)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the earthquake tips and preparation... since I live in the natural confines of Minnesota I will not need such tips however I do have family and friends who live in California that might like to take full advantage of your tips and how to prepare for an Earthquake... My family and friends thank you. :-)

Sayers

Anonymous said...

Sayers is right it may help others in Cali

student08 said...

this will be extremely good information if i ever decided to move to California!!! as long as i stay in the confines of Minnesota this information will always be in the back of my mind in case we ever do have an earthquake.

MG2

Anonymous said...

good tips for earthquake safety. it would be useful for people who have eaqrthquakes.
SK2

Anonymous said...

nice facts and examples. good job and this would be very useful in places with earthquakes.

Anonymous said...

maddy these will not help me perpare

Anonymous said...

Maddy thankyou for letting me know how to prepare for an earthquake because i will be going to california in the summer and if i am ever inneed of help i will now no what to do thanks again love marisa
mnm3

Anonymous said...

The tips to prepare for an earthquake were very helpful and i will be sure to use them if I am ever in a situation when i need these tips.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips! You did an excellent job on your information and those tips would definately help someone in the future if a real earthquake were to strike. GREAT JOB!!!:)

student08 said...

if im ever in an earthquake i will definatly know what to do thanks for the tips!

Anonymous said...

wow thanks
if i am ever in an earthquake
i will remeber these tips
(PM5)