In Los Angeles, earthquakes are here to stay. Because they don’t happen every week, or even every year (to the extent we can feel them), we often forget what to do. These 7 Steps to Earthquake Survival will help you survive the next major earthquake.
Preparing for the next damaging earthquake can help you and your family to survive and recover. By following them, you can not only avoid costly damage to your home, but you can keep your family safe from injury.
You should follow these steps not only at home but in school and your workplace.
Creating an earthquake escape plan is very much like creating a family escape plan for any emergency. Learn more about escape plans below.
Preparing a survival kit will guarantee you have access to necessary items if you have to leave your home in a hurry, or if you have to shelter in place without electricity or running water for a period of time. Learn more about what to put in your kit below.
Other items to have on hand in an emergency like an earthquake include:
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When it’s safe, continue to follow your emergency plan. That’s why you thoughtfully prepared such a detailed plan. It’s there to provide peace of mind and necessary items to make your recovery from the earthquake as painless and worry-free as possible.