Earthquake Preparedness Steps

As October is Earthquake Awareness Month, there is no better time to cover the essential preparedness tips for these natural disasters. In doing so, you can secure your loved ones, your home, and your business from the devastating effects of earthquakes. In addition, ensure you carry a customized Glen Rock Earthquake Insurance policy to secure your investments.

First, secure heavy items to the wall to prevent injury during an earthquake. Bulky artwork, bookshelves, TVs and entertainment centers should be fastened to a secure stationary object. Further, an emergency kit filled with essentials such as medications, fresh water, and nonperishable food items should be stored in the home at all times. Next, create an evacuation and communication plan with your family to determine where you will go and how you will get in contact with one another should you be separated.

Find a safe place that will provide shelter for you in the event of earthquake. According to Ready.gov, it’s imperative to identify safe places ahead of time such as spaces under a sturdy piece of furniture or against an interior wall in your home or office. Remember, when an earthquake strikes, you only have seconds to figure out how to protect yourself. Whether you are in your home or office, identify a safe space ahead of time.

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