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Earth Quake Preparedness

Earth Quake preparedness


It is not possible to prevent an earthquake or to alter the probability of an earthquake occurring.

However, we can greatly increase our chances of safety and survival by being aware and prepared. Since knowledge and preparation are the keys to your survival, be aware and prepared. Since knowledge and preparation informed in the article.





Earth Quake preparedness

Dangers Associated with Earthquakes :




Actual ground motion during an earthquake is rarely the direct cause of injury or death. Most victims result from the falling of objects and the collapse of a structure.

Injuries are commonly caused by Earthquakes :



* Partial collapse of the building, such as masonry fall, wall collapse, plaster fall, etc.


* Steal the glass from broken windows.


* In the appropriate action resulting from panic.


* Spilled bookcases, stationary objects, furniture, machines and office equipment.



Earthquake Preparedness :



Stay calm. The sound usually precedes the seismic movement by a fraction of a second. If you have developed the correct earthquake response in your mind before an earthquake, this split second is enough time to activate your automatic reaction.




Prepare your family while Earthquakes :



* Know the safe places in each room; against the interior walls, under the strong table, the offices or the arcades.



* Know the dangerous points: windows, mirrors, hanging objects, fireplaces and insecure furniture.


* learn first aid.
* Keep a list of emergency numbers.


Prepare your Home while Earthquakes :




* Check your home, whether built to earthquake resistance standards.


* Keep fragile or heavy items on the bottom shelves.


* Attach high and high furniture that may tilt, such as bookcases, cabinets and wall units.


* Secure hanging devices heavy frames and mirrors (especially on the bed)


* Keep flammable or hazardous liquids such as paints, insect pest sprayers or cleaning products in the garage or outside the shed.


* Check chimneys, roof, walls and foundations for structural conditions.




During Tremor :



* If you are outside, enter an open area, away from trees, buildings, walls and power lines.



* If you are in a high-rise building, stay away from windows and outside walls. Get under a table. Do not use the elevators.


* If you are in a crowded public place, do not rush for doors.


* Stay away from displays containing objects that may fall.


* If you are indoors, stay there, drop, cover and hold. Put yourself under a desk or table and hang in there. Alternatively, you can stand in an arch or a corner.


* In any case, drop, cover and hold, protect your head as much as possible.



After Tremor Stops:



* Stay calm and check for injuries. Apply first aid if you qualify.


* Do a quick check of injuries or trapped persons.


* Provide emergency first aid if necessary. Do not attempt to move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger of further injury.


* Check for fire, leaking gas and water, and damaged electrical wiring.


* If you smell gas, do not use matches, candles, etc. and do not operate the electrical switches.


* Check the building for cracks and damage, including mortar, chimneys and foundations. If you suspect serious damage, turn off all utilities and leave the building.
* Turn on your portable ration for emergency instructions and news, and cooperate fully with emergency responders.


* Keep emergency response routes cleared for emergency vehicles.
* Remember - stay calm and lend a hand to those in need.


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