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Day After Disaster Ch 1
Before an Earthquake
Realize that earthquakes can happen anywhere and at any time. You may be with your family but you may be away from your family.
Think about getting earthquake insurance. Damage from Earthquakes can pile up quickly.
Take a look at your house. How is it vulnerable: power and gas lines running to it, roof is old and sagging, etc.?
Have a small group of items nearby to protect eyes, head, and feet in an earthquake. Construction material will be blown through the air and there may be glass on the ground
3 Steps to Take During an Earthquake
Make sure the children know what to do. It will be scary and they may panic.
Get under something sturdy and stay put. Make sure it is not attached to a wall. If you’re outside crouch down and if you’re in your car stop and pull over if possible.
Let your muscle memory from all of the practice that you did take over.
4 Steps to Take After An Earthquake
Be ready for aftershocks. Let your children know they will be coming.
Check to see if anyone needs medical attention.
Get away from immediate danger: gas smells, crumbling walls.
Shut off gas, water, and power to house. Make sure you have the right tool for the job nearby.
Featured Quote From Today's Chapter:
"The Earth, rotating on its course outlined in the depths of space, is a precious miracle of life."
Featured Survival Product:
2 Person Basic Quake Pack
An all inclusive kit to provide food, water, protection, tools, and an emergency guide book to assist you when an earthquake rocks your world.