Friday, July 16, 2010

Earthquake tips

With this mornings ground rumbler this would be a good time to refresh some quick survival skills on earthquakes.

During an earthquake if you are:

Indoors:
o Take cover under a desk, table, or bench. If none is available, use an inside
wall or doorway.
o Stay away from windows, outside doors, walls, and anything that could shatter
or fall on you.
o If you’re sleeping, stay in bed and cover your head with a pillow. If your bed
is under a heavy light fixture or you have a large mirror or painting over your
headboard, move to the nearest safe place.
o Stay inside until the shaking stops. Most injuries during an earthquake occur
when people enter or exit a structure.

Outdoors:
o Stay there and move away from buildings, streetlights, and overhead utility
wires.
Always be aware of leaking gas lines.