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STOP, DROP, & COVER! 1

It’s an EARTHQUAKE!

EARTHQUAKES are the DEADLIEST natural hazard that can cause2:

FIRE

TSUNAMI 1

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BUILDING COLLAPSE

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During an earthquake, pay special attention to4: 1

Loud ROARING or RUMBLING SOUNDS that gradually grows louder.

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Rolling SENSATIONS that start out gently but grow violent.

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Violent GROUND SHAKING. You might find it difficult to stand up.

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Earthquake “Need-to-Knows!” 4,6 BEFORE AN EARTHQUAKE

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Check for Hazards in Home - “earthquake proof” your home by securing items that are heavy and large.

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Practice Drills - identify the safe spots in the home that are away from heavy, falling objects.

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Evacuation Plans - develop plans to move to a safe place after the disaster. Indicate an emergency outdoor meeting place. Mark where emergency food, water, first aid kids, and fire extinguishers are located as well.

DURING AN EARTHQUAKE

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If Indoors: DROP, COVER, & HOLD ON! Get under a strong table or desk and avoid windows and glass . If downtown, it is safer to stay inside, DO NOT RUN OUTSIDE!

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If Outdoors - move to a clear area and avoid power lines, buildings, and trees. If near a beach, move to higher ground!

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If in a Moving Vehicle - stop car and pull over away from overhead hazards. Stay in your car until the shaking stops!

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If Trapped under Debris - do not light a match or do not move around or kick up dust. Cover your mouth with clothing.


Raymond Chetti; 34147103 GLY101; Project 3 Resources City / Region: San Francisco / California Footnotes as Indicated in Poster: 1) 72hours.org; Are you prepared? (2009). http://72hours.org/ (accessed November 30, 2009). 2) Gregg, Tracy. “Earthquakes.� University at Buffalo, Class Lecture. Buffalo, NY. (September 29, 2009). 3) Image created by author. 4) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). Being Prepared for an Earthquake. http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/prepared.asp (accessed November 30, 2009). 5) The Alandale Advisor; Personal Edition. (2008). Do you know what to do when an earthquake hits? http://www.alandale.com/newsletters/2008_02/pl/default.htm (accessed November 30, 2009). 6) U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2009). Earthquake. http://www.fema.gov/hazard/earthquake/index.shtm (accessed November 30, 2009).

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