…Or an Earthquake

…Or an Earthquake

  • Bolt or strap cupboards and bookcases to the walls.
  • Choose a safe place in every room—under a sturdy table or desk or against an inside wall where nothing can fall on you—where you will go during an earthquake.
  • Practice “drop, cover and hold on” at least twice a year. Drop under a sturdy desk or table, cover your eyes by pressing your face against your arm and hold on. If there's no table or desk nearby, sit on the flood against an inside wall away from windows, bookcases, or tall furniture.
  • Strap your gas water heater to a nearby wall. This will keep it from falling on someone or starting a fire from a broken gas main.

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