EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS FOR FAMILIES
There are specific actions that earthquake preparedness experts suggest such as to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”. These simple steps have been known to save lives and reduce your risk of death or injury.
Planning, training, and disaster drills are essential elements of preparedness. Activities designed to ensure that when a disaster strikes, appropriate personnel will be able to provide the best response possible
The above information is well-known by most people, however, resource pages that provide preparedness, response, and recovery protocols can sometimes take hours to research. The information below should be saved for quick reference. Some of the recommendations can be implemented now. Don’t wait – prepare today.
NOTE: We are repeatedly asked, what is the safest floor to be on during an earthquake.
Answer: If the building is going to collapse then there is no safe floor to be on, although the uppermost floor does increase your chances of survival. If the building were to stay standing after the earthquake, then evacuation will be easier from the first floor than from any other floor (except the ground floor).
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