A.D.A.P.T Emergency Preparedness Tips
Earthquake Preparedness Tips:Before the Quake
: Decide how and where your family will reunite if separated.Before the Quake
: Choose an out-of-state-friend or relative that separated family members can call after the quake to report their whereabouts and condition.Before the Quake
: Know the safe spots in each room - under sturdy tables, desks, or against inside walls.Before the Quake
: Know the danger spots – windows, mirrors, hanging objects, fireplaces and tall, unsecured furniture.Before the Quake
: Conduct practice drills, physically place yourself in safe locations.Before the Quake
: Learn first aid and CPR from your local Red Cross or other community organizations.Before the Quake
: Keep a list of emergency phone numbers and passwords readily available and packed in your emergency kit or bug out bag.Before the Quake
: Check chimneys, roofs, walls, foundations for stability. Make sure your house is bolted to its foundation.Before the Quake
: Secure water heater and appliances that could move enough to rupture utility lines.Before the Quake
: Keep breakables and heavy objects on bottom shelves.Before the Quake
: Secure tall furniture that can topple, such as bookcases, china cabinets or wall units.Before the Quake
: Secure hanging plants and heavy picture frames or mirrors (esp. over beds).Before the Quake
: Put latches on cabinet doors to keep them closed during shaking.Before the Quake
: Maintain emergency food water and other supplies including a flashlight, a portable battery-operated radio, extra batteries, medicines, first aid kit, and clothing. (see getreadyatherton.org for more information)
Emergency Preparation for Households
Get ready in 3 steps Step 1: Make a plan Step 2: Get supplies Step 3: Know how to respond
Create a Family Emergency Plan
- Where will you go?
- How will you communicate if you are separated?
- Have you identified escape routes?
- Where will you shut off gas, should you turn it off or on?
Create an evacuation plan and a communications plan.
For more information and tips, visit: www.getreadyatherton.org