- Earthquake safety tips
- Make sure your home is anchored to its foundation and has reinforced walls.
- Secure large furniture such as bookcases to the walls.
- Brace your water heaters to the wall.
- Know the location of your natural gas shutoff valve.
- Keep heavy objects away from shelves above beds.
- Secure items on high shelves with flexible fasteners, such as nylon straps.
- Create a family disaster plan, with planned home escape routes.
- Establish a meeting place in case of an emergency.
- Learn basic CPR and how to use a fire extinguisher.
- Fire extinguisher
- Supplies of medicine and a first aid kit
- Household tools
- Flashlights with extra bulbs and fresh batteries
- Enough canned food and water for three days
- Matches in a waterproof container
- A portable battery-powered radio or television, and extra batteries
- Cash and coins
- Copies of personal identification, such as driver’s licenses and passports
- A list of addresses and phone numbers for family members
In the event of a quake
- “Drop, Cover and Hold On” — get under a sturdy desk or table and hang on to it, move into a hallway, or take cover against an inside wall.
- If outside, get out into the open, far away from any power lines or trees that could fall.
- If you are driving, stop and move your car as far from traffic as possible. Do not stop on or under a bridge or overpass, or under a tree.
- If on a steep hillside, watch for landslides.
— Source: FEMA
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am
Public safety officials in Lodi say they plan and prepare constantly for natural disasters like the massive earthquake that struck Napa on Sunday.
Lodi firefighters conduct earthquake training monthly, and fire and emergency response training on a weekly basis, Lodi Fire Chief Larry Rooney said.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am.
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