Today I'm going to tell you how to prepare your home for an earthquake and what to do if one occurs.
First choose a safe place in every room, like somewhere where nothing can fall on you like under a desk or table. Practice drop, cover, and hold on a couple times a year. Drop under a desk or table, hold on and protect your head by putting your arms over your head. If there is no table or desk around, sit on the floor against an interior wall where nothing can fall on you. Teach children to drop, cover, and hold on too. You could go to a family or friends house that live out of town. You can talk to a professional to find out more ways to protect your home. Take a first aid class and keep your training up to date. If you need to use a fire extinguisher, get training on how to use on first. Tell your babysitters or caretakers about your plan so they know what to do too. Prepare a kit of supplies for your home and car. In the kit you should include a first aid kit, food water, extra clothes, a battery powered radio, a flashlight, and extra batteries.
Now that you have your plan, I'm going to tell you what to do if an earthquake happens in different situations. If you are in bed, hold on and stay there and cover your head with a pillow. If you are outdoors, find a clear spot away from buildings, trees, and power lines. Stay on the ground until shaking stops. If you are in a car find a clear spot and stop. Stay there until shaking stops. I hope this helps you and your family make an earthquake plan and be prepared for one.