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Earthquake Preparedness

Keep an earthquake preparedness kit on hand. Include the following:

  • Food and water – at minimum, a 3 day supply (a 7 day supply is ideal)
  • First Aid kit and First Aid manual
  • Large and small heavy-duty plastic bags, duct tape and scissors
  • Extra prescriptions and eyewear
  • Heavy-duty shoes and gloves
  • Extra clothing, and a whistle
  • Rescue tools
  • Portable TV and/or radio with extra batteries
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Cash (ATMs and credit cards may not work)
  • Emergency Phone List, including family at work, school, daycare, etc.
  • Long-distance message check-in phone number
  • Cell phone

During an Earthquake

Most earthquake-induced injuries are caused by falling objects or debris that has become dislodged by the quake. During an earthquake, please observe the following:

  • Remain calm, do not panic.
  • Stay in the office area.
  • Take cover under tables, desks, or strong doorways.
  • Keep away from windows and glass doors.
  • Keep clear of filing cabinets, shelves and tall stacks of materials.
  • Check for any injured personnel and administer first aid where necessary.
  • Floor Wardens should assess damage and injuries and be prepared to expedite evacuation of serious cases.
  • In the event of a fire resulting from an earthquake, follow the fire emergency procedures.

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