STOP, DROP, & COVER! 1
It’s an EARTHQUAKE!
EARTHQUAKES are the DEADLIEST natural hazard that can cause2:
During an earthquake, pay special attention to4: 1
Loud ROARING or RUMBLING SOUNDS that gradually grows louder.
Rolling SENSATIONS that start out gently but grow violent.
Violent GROUND SHAKING. You might find it difficult to stand up.
Earthquake “Need-to-Knows!” 4,6 BEFORE AN EARTHQUAKE
Check for Hazards in Home - “earthquake proof” your home by securing items that are heavy and large.
Practice Drills - identify the safe spots in the home that are away from heavy, falling objects.
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
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!
If Outdoors - move to a clear area and avoid power lines, buildings, and trees. If near a beach, move to higher ground!
If in a Moving Vehicle - stop car and pull over away from overhead hazards. Stay in your car until the shaking stops!
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. â€œEarthquakes.â€? 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).