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Quakes and Volcanos


When the ground suddenly shakes … What do you do?

Remember three important things:

  • DROP – Get low to the ground

  • COVER – Get under a sturdy piece of furniture, if there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms (or a pillow/pad if available) and crouch in an inside corner of the building that you are in

  • HOLD ON – If you are under a sturdy piece of furniture, hold on to it until the shaking stop

Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and with no warning. Before you have to Drop, Cover and Hold, there are a few things you can do to prepare for a quake before it happens.

1. Check for Hazards in the Home (Make a Plan) 
2. Identify Safe Places Indoors and Outdoors (Make a Plan) 
3. Educate Yourself and Family Members (Make a Plan & Get Involved) 
4. Have Disaster Supplies on Hand (Make a Disaster Kit) 
5. Develop an Emergency Communication Plan (Make a Plan) 
6. Help Your Community Get Ready (Get Involved)

"The good news: the changes we must make to avoid ultimate collapse are identical to the changes we must make to create the world of our common dream.” — David Korten


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