During an Earthquake
– “Drop, Cover and Hold On” – Drop down, take cover under a sturdy desk, table or bench, or against an inside wall and hold on.
– Do not use elevators.
– Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls.
– Stay away from bookcases or furniture that are not secure and could fall.
– Stay indoors until the shaking stops and you’re sure it’s safe to exit.
– Stay outdoors, do not go inside.
– If you are outdoors, find a clear spot away from buildings, trees and utility lines.
IN A CAR
– Stop as quickly as safety permits: keep roads clear for emergency vehicles.
– Avoid stopping near or under buildings, trees, overpasses and utility lines.
– Proceed cautiously after the earthquake has stopped, watching for road and bridge damage.
– Do not attempt to drive across bridges or overpasses that have been damaged.
– Listen to your car radio for instructions from emergency officials and local media.
– Do not get out of your car if downed power lines are across it. Wait to be rescued.
– Listen to and become familiar with your public transportation emergency plans.
– When shaking stops, follow driver or operator’s safety instructions.