Thursday, March 13, 2008

Prepare for an earthquake!

Prepare for an earhquake~Earthquakes can cause a lot of damage to your home; it can also kill many people. If you do not know what do or how to prepare your house for an earthquake it could cost you. That is why it is important to know what to do in that situation. And what to do afterwards
To prepare your home for an earthquake, first make sure you and your family knows where the “safe spots” in your house are. Also know where the “danger spots” are in your house such as, windows, mirrors, hanging objects, and fireplaces. Practice DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON at least twice a year. Drop under a sturdy desk or table, hold on, and protect your eyes by pressing your face against your arm. If there's no table or desk nearby, sit on the floor against an interior wall away from windows, bookcases, or tall furniture that could fall on you. Teach children to Drop, Cover, and Hold On!
You should take a first aid class from a local Red Cross center, to keep current with your first aid and CPR skills if a situation would come up that required those skills. You and your family should practice a drill a plan for if a serious earthquake were to occur. If you have a babysitter you should inform them about your plan. Preparing a disaster supplies kit for your home and car can be very helpful. In these kits you should include, first aid and essential medications, canned food and can opener, at least three gallons of water, protective clothing, rainwear, bedding or sleeping bags, battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries will be very helpful in emergency situations. To eliminate hazards, bolt bookcases, china cabinets, and other tall furniture to wall studs’ to prevent them from falling during an earthquake. Also install strong latches on cupboards, and strap your water heater to wall studs. These are all helpful hints, and should be used during a serious earthquake. It could help save your life and others around you.------KB4-------


Anonymous said...

This was very helpful. =]]

Now I know what to do in case of an earthquake.


Anonymous said...

good job :)
you explained alot!
no advice for you!! :1


Anonymous said...

Good job on your blog. It was very helpful. I know I will be very safe incase i go to California, and there is an earthquake. (:


Anonymous said...

Very helpful information that could be useful to anyone in that kind of situation.

Anonymous said...

great job on the response!!! i really liked listening to it and i liked the beginning!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your wonderful tips I will be sure to use them when I am in an earthquake in California or somewhere other than Minnesota.


Anonymous said...

This was very helpful information! Incase i ever got stuck in one of those situations, now that i have read this now i know what to do.Thank you!!(ah4)

Anonymous said...

very helpful information.
good tips.

good job !