WHAT TO DO DURING A EARTHQUAKE
- DROP to the ground, take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or piece of furniture to HOLD ON
- If in bed, stay there, hold on and protect your head with a pillow
- Stay away from glass, windows, and outside walls; anything that could fall
- Use a doorway for shelter only if it is strongly supported (load bearing)
- Stay inside until shaking stops
- MOVE away from buildings, street lights and utility wires
- Once in the open, drop to the ground until the shaking stops
In A Moving Vehicle
- Stop as quickly as safety permits, and stay in the vehicle.
- Avoid stopping near, or under buildings, trees, overpasses or utility wires
- Proceed cautiously once the earthquake has stopped
- Leash dogs, and leave them in fenced yards if possible
- Do not try to hold your pet during a quake.
- Animals instinctively want to hide when they feel threatened
- If you get in their way, even the nicest pets may harm you
Most earthquake related casualties occur from collapsing walls, flying glass and other falling objects.
Ground movement is seldom the direct cause of death or injury