Did You Feel That!?

//Did You Feel That!?

Did You Feel That!?

It’s something we hear all the time-at any moment, those of us on the West Coast could experience a massive earthquake, thanks the very large San Andreas fault. And while Northern Nevada is certainly not at the epicenter, such a massive earthquake could trigger one locally.

While this is easy to forget, it only takes a small shake like the one felt last night, centered in Spanish Springs, to remind us that earthquake safety is something we need to know. Check out some of our earthquake preparedness and safety tips!

Before an Earthquake

  • Make sure to have a disaster preparedness plan in place.
  • Be aware of at least one “earthquake safe” spot in each room of your house. This should be a space where you are safe from falling debris i.e. a door frame, under a desk etc.
  • Ensure vulnerable objects-light fixtures, plasma tv’s, pictures, shelves- are securely fastened.

During an Earthquake

  • DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON! The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advises that you drop the ground, take cover under a desk or door frame, and hold on until the shaking stops.
  • If you’re outside-find a safe spot in the open away from buildings, trees and power lines, and drop to the ground.
  • If you’re driving-come to a safe stop as soon as you can and remain in your vehicle until the shaking stops. Avoid roads and bridges that might appear to have damage.

After an Earthquake

  • After the shaking stops, proceed to move around with caution. Expect aftershocks.
  • Be on the lookout for fires caused by gas lines. Turn off gas lines if it is safe to do so.
  • Help injured neighbors, but do so only if you do not put yourself in danger.
  • Only call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency, as police, fire, etc will likely be swamped with calls.

We hope this tips are a helpful reminder to stay safe and prepared for an earthquake. You can also purchase earthquake insurance as an addition to your homeowner’s insurance policy. 

By |2018-08-20T15:46:51+00:00August 27th, 2013|
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