Are you prepared to face an earthquake in the middle of the night? Calamities do not ask for appointment before hitting. And if you are not prepared, it may be too late to save yourself and your loved ones when the earthquake hits, and it may hit hard. Read more.
STAY PREPARED FOR AN EARTHQUAKE
Are you prepared to face an earthquake in the middle of the night? Calamities do not ask for appointment before
hitting. And if you are not prepared, it may be too late to save yourself and your loved ones when the earthquake
hits, and it may hit hard.You may be woken by the sounds of breaking glasses, and till you gain your senses, you may
find the roof above your head ready to crumble down on you.
Portland earthquake preparednessprograms teach people to be ready for such circumstances in advance, regardless
of whenever it happens. Here is how you can prepare for earthquake safety:
The first part of disaster safety plan is to include everything that can be done ahead of time, say,
Develop a safety plan for your loved ones – train them to take covers in adverse situations.
Develop an evacuation plan – set a meeting location and tell your family about it. Include pets and animals
too in your plan. But remember - safety first.
Review if any structural weakness persists in your home. It would be better if you hire an expert to see if you
need a Portland seismic retrofit.
Secure breakables in your home and set aside water and food reserves.
Second part: during the earthquake,
Secure and protect children first. Do not let them wander around.
Stay calm and stay positioned in cover until the earthquake stops, do not panic.
Third part: after the earthquake,
Check if your family members have incurred any injuries. If yes, reach for first aid or call emergency services.
Check for any structural damages in your home before getting in again.
Remember, during an earthquake you may be cut off from emergency services, food, water, fuel etc. It is really
important to be capable of taking charge until the authorities arrive.