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Tuesday, April 06, 2010


Before an Earthquake

Eliminate hazards. Make it as easy as
possible to quickly get under a sturdy table
or desk for protection.

Anchor special equipment such as
telephones and life support systems. Fasten
tanks of gas, such as oxygen, to the wall.

Keep a list of medications, allergies,
special equipment, names and numbers of
doctors, pharmacists and family members.
Make sure you have this list with you at all

Keep an extra pair of eyeglasses and
medication with emergency supplies.

Keep walking aids near you at all times.
Have extra walking aids in different rooms
of the house.

Put a security light in each room. These
lights plug into any outlet and light up
automatically if there is a loss of electricity.
They continue operating automatically for
four to six hours, and they can be turned off
by hand in an emergency.

Make sure you have a whistle to signal for

Keep extra batteries for hearing aids with
your emergency supplies. Remember to
replace them annually.

Keep extra emergency supplies at your

Find two people you trust who will check
on you after an earthquake. Tell them your
special needs. Show them how to operate
any equipment you use. Show them where
your emergency supplies are kept. Give
them a spare key.
During and After an Earthquake

If you are in bed or sitting down, do not

If you are standing, duck and cover or sit
down. You could be thrown to the floor if
you are standing.

Prepare to be self-sufficient for at least
three days.

Turn on your portable radio for
instructions and news reports. For your own
safety, cooperate fully with public safety
officials and instructions.

Prepare for aftershocks.

If you evacuate, leave a message at your
home telling family members and others
where you can be found.

This information is from the Utah Seismic Safety Commission and is found on our website HERE.

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