EARTHQUAKE SAFETY PROCEDURES
WHAT TO DO DURING AN EARTHQUAKE:
If you are indoors, stay there. Get under a desk or table
or stand in a doorway or corner. Remember, stay clear of
windows, bookcases, china cabinets, mirrors and fireplaces.
If you happen to be in the kitchen, turn off the stove at the
first sign of shaking and quickly take cover under a counter
or table, or in a doorway.
If you are outside, get into an open area away from buildings,
trees, walls and power lines. Roll yourself into a ball for
protection from flying objects.
If in a crowded, public place, do not rush for the doorway, move
away from display shelves containing objects that may fall.
If in a car, pull to the side of the road and stop the car.
Do not park on or under bridges, overpasses or power lines.
Remain in your vehicle until the earthquake is over. Listen to
your radio for further information.
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO KEEP ON HAND FOR AN EARTHQUAKE
FLASHLIGHT with spare batteries: Keep the flashlight beside your bed.
Do not use matches or candles after an earthquake until you are
certain no gas leaks exist.
PORTABLE RADIO with spare batteries: Most telephones will be out of order
or used for emergency purposes, so radios will be your best source
FIRST AID KIT: Have a first aid book and be somewhat familiar
with basic first aid.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: Keep a fire extinguisher handy for small fires.
Some extinguishers are only good for certain types of fires -
electrical, grease or gas.
FOOD: It is practical to always keep a supply of non-perishable food
on hand which can be rotated into your diet and replenished on a
WATER: Use water sparingly from your hot water heater drain valve
Print out a copy of this document for future reference.
Similar instructions may be found in any telephone directory.