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In the case of an earthquake please follow the provided guidelines.
Find out earthquake history of area.
Conduct earthquake drill.
Be prepared for aftershocks; possible tsunami (coastal areas).
Place large, heavy, breakable objects on lower shelves.
Put latches on cabinets.
Fasten shelves, water heaters, large appliances to wall studs.
Anchor overhead lighting fixtures.
Repair poor electrical/plumbing connections, large cracks in plaster.
Install bracing system for mobile homes, awnings.
Move beds from windows; do not hang pictures, mirrors over beds.
Keep flashlight and shoes by bed.
Drop, cover and hold on: crouch in a safe place (under sturdy table or kneel next to interior wall) cover head until quake stops.
If your are inside then stay inside, if you are outside then stay outside.
Move away from buildings, street lights, utility wires
Do not rush for the doorway of a crowded place, just take cover.
In a high-rise building: stay on same floor, do not use elevator, be prepared for alarm/sprinkler systems to activate.
If driving do not stop vehicle under bridges, overpasses, overhead power lines; pull over as soon as possible; stay in vehicle.
Beware of hanging plants, wall hangings, falling furniture.
Be prepared for aftershocks.
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