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What To Do During An Earthquake

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Depending on the area you live in you might be more likely to have earthquakes in your area. Especially if you know that you are in a high-risk earthquake area then you should take every necessary precaution to ensure that you are going to be safe in case of an Earthquake, especially if it causes a landslide or instability in the foundations of your home. To better prepare for a potential earthquake, you should take into consideration the following tips.

1. Safety evacuation plan

The first plan for preparing for any type of emergency is creating a safe evacuation plan. In the case of an earthquake, you should make sure that any escape route you create can be safely reached by all members of your home. A good idea would also be to create a safe place in each room in your house that someone can hide under in case of an earthquake. You should also communicate your plan with all members of your family to ensure its effectiveness.

2. Emergency Kit

While most earthquakes will not have many effects after they have finished, some larger earthquakes could leave you in a state of emergency. This is why it might be a good idea for you to create a 72-hour emergency pack for each member of your family. This should have nonperishable food, water, any necessary medicine, first aid material, and some form of battery or communication tool. This will help you stay safe in case of a larger emergency.

3. Secure your home

If you know there are certain areas in your home that could prove to cause damage in case of an earthquake then you should try to fix those ahead of time. This could include bolting furniture to the walls and getting earthquake insurance to fix any problems that occur after the earthquake.