Before An Earthquake

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Before an Earthquake

Check for dangers in the home:
? store breakable objects such as glass and china in low, and closed cabinets.
? repair any cracks in ceilings or foundations
? check electrical wiring and gas connections
? keep pesticides, weed killers, and other flammable in closed cabinets on the bottom shelves

Know where the safe spots are in every room:
? should be away from windows, mirrors, pictures, anywhere where glass could shatter, heavy bookcases, and heavy furniture

Make sure family members know what to do after the quake:
? know how and when to turn off the gas, electricity, and water
? teach kids how to phone 911, or fire department, and which radio station to tune to

Prepare and emergency kit with:
? flashlight and extra batteries
? portable radio and extra batteries
? first aid kit
? emergency food and water
? can opener
? medicines
? shoes

Emergency communication plan for:
? reuniting after the earthquake if family members are separated from one another
? ask a relative or friend as the "contact person" after the disaster. Make sure everyone in the family knows the name, address, and the phone number of the contact person

During an earthquake:

If inside:
? take

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