Earthquake preparedness begins by building or purchasing an Earthquake Emergency Kit. Prepare for a damaging earthquake by storing an earthquake survival kit in locations you most frequent. Keep in mind you can not predict where you will be when an earthquake strikes. Store a Bucket Survival Kit in your home for sheltering-in-place. Keep a Backpack Survival Kit in your car for evacuations and stash an individual earthquake kit in your office or classroom. Keep your earthquake preparedness kit in an easily assessible location and don't forget about your pet survival kit!
WHAT TO DO BEFORE AN EARTHQUAKE
In this section you can learn about how to prepare for earthquakes. Find out which earthquake kit and supplies you need along with other important earthquake preparedness steps to take before an earthquake.
WHAT TO DO DURING AN EARTHQUAKE
Learn what to do during an earthquake, whether you're at home, at work, at school or just out and about. There are specific actions that earthquake preparedness experts suggest such as to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On". This simple action has been known to save lives and reduce your risk of death or injury. During earthquakes, drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on to it firmly. Be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops. More
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE
If you have been fortunate to survive a catastrophic earthquake, you still won't be out of the clear yet. The days after an earthquake can be just as dangerous as the seismic event itself. Learn what you can do to survive after an earthquake.