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Triangle of Life

Posted by Elise on March 27, 2010

The E-mail  about “triangle of life”  by Doug Copp is dangerous.  Please do not take his advice.  Experts at every level in the U.S. agree that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the best thing to do during earthquakes. Read the rest of this entry »
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During an Earthquake

Posted by Elise on November 18, 2009

What to Do During an Earthquake

Stay as safe as possible during an earthquake.  Be aware that some earthquakes are actually foreshocks and a larger earthquake might occur.  Minimize your movements to a few steps to a nearby safe place and stay indoors until the shaking has stopped and you are sure exiting is safe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Earthquake Safety Steps

Posted by Elise on November 18, 2009

Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

These steps were developed by members of the Earthquake Country Alliance and are based on many existing resources and the advice of many organizations.  Earthquake Country Alliance member have specific things they need to do before, during, and after an earthquake so as to reduce earthquake damage and injuries, and to speed recovery.  But, you need to do your part.

1.  Identify potential hazards in your home and begin to fix them.

2.  Create a disaster-preparedness plan.

3.  Prepare disaster supplies kits.

4.  Identify your building’s potential weaknesses and begin to fix them.

5.   Protect yourself during earthquake shaking- drop, cover, and hold on.

6.   After the earthquake, check for injuries and damage.

7.  When safe, continue to follow your disaster preparedness plan.

 
Source:  Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

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After an Earthquake

Posted by Elise on November 17, 2009

What to Do After an Earthquake

Expect aftershocks These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the quake. Read the rest of this entry »

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Water is the Most Important Item to Store

Posted by Elise on November 16, 2009

Kriss Szkurlatowski

Loss of safe drinking water can be deadly. Most people, with few exceptions, will be feeling the effects if they do without water for more than 36 hours. Dehydration occurs much quicker than starvation. Our bodies can tolerate the loss of food much better.

With an ample water supply, starvation is delayed many days, even weeks.

The City water supply is vulnerable to the effects of a large earthquake. Contaminants can get into the drinking water supply through ruptures in the pipes, through the mixing up of sediments, through the adulteration of filtering systems, etc. Now, we take our water for granted. That will be dangerous after a big quake.

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Earthquake Myths

Posted by Elise on October 1, 2009

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MYTH #1: ” Big Earthquakes Always Happen in the Early Morning!” Read the rest of this entry »

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