is one of the most frightening and destructive natural disaster.
If the earthquake occurs in a populated area, it may cause many
deaths and injuries and extensive property damage.
you will never have warning that an earthquake is coming, you
should always be ready to face it.
TO DO BEFORE AN EARTHQUAKE:
Fasten shelves securely to walls and Place large or heavy objects
on lower shelves.
Identify safe places indoors and outdoors .these safe places could
be Under sturdy furniture, Against an inside wall , In the open,
away from buildings .
Educate yourself and family members
what to do in case of earthquake.
First aid kit and manual in your house.
Bolt down and secure to the wall studs your water heater,
refrigerator, furnace, and gas appliances
have an automatic gas shut-off valve installed that is triggered
by strong vibrations.
7. Locate safe spots in each room under a sturdy table or
against an inside wall.
.know where are gas, electricity and water switches to turn off.
TO DO DURING AN EARTHQUAKE:
If you are inside stay inside
until the shaking has stopped, you could get hurt from
falling glass or parts of buildings. !!Most injuries during
earthquakes occur when people are hit by falling objects when
entering into or exiting from buildings.
If you are outside, stay away from buildings and power lines.
cover under a desk, table, or other large and stable piece of
If you are driving when an earthquake happens, stop the car if
it’s safe. Stay Sin the vehicle, set the parking brake, and turn
on the radio for emergency broadcast. Avoid stopping near or under
buildings, trees, overpasses, and utility wires.
if you are on the ground floor of a building, with a heavy
ceiling, you should try to move quickly outside to an open space.
This cannot be recommended as a substitute for building
earthquake-resistant structures in the first place!
5. Do not use elevators. You may get stuck in the elevator.