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Earthquake Preparedness


This is a reminder that emergencies can strike anywhere and without warning. In addition to having an emergency kit to sustain yourself and your family members for at least 72 hours, here are a few tips on what to do during and after an earthquake:

  • If indoors, drop to the ground; take cover by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and hold on until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.
  • If outdoors, move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires.
  • Follow the direction of local officials when making the decision to return home. Return home only when local authorities have said it’s safe.

Visit FEMA for more information on earthquakes and earthquake preparedness.