Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety
This month is National Preparedness Month. The Earthquake Country Alliance shares the seven steps to earthquake Safety:
Step 1: Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing moveable items.
Step 2: Plan to be safe by creating your emergency plan and deciding how you will communicate.
Step 3: Organize emergency supplies in convenient locations.
Step 4: Minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property, and considering insurance coverage.
Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On or other recommended actions (if you feel shaking or get an alert).
Step 6: Improve safety after earth- quakes by evacuating if necessary, helping the injured, and preventing further injuries or damage.
Step 7: Reconnect and Restore daily life by reuniting with others, repairing damage, and rebuilding community.
Follow these Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety to be prepared to survive and recover from the next damaging earthquake. Learn more at EarthquakeCountry.org/sevensteps.