Earthquakes can happen at anytime. Help prepare your community with these educational graphics below focused on what to do during and after an earthquake. You can download these graphics and post them to you residents on Neighbors.
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Earthquake Safety Tip
"Earthquakes occur without any warning and may be so violent that you cannot run or crawl. You will never know if the initial jolt will turn out to be the start of a stronger earthquake. [Agency Name} recommends to drop, cover, and hold on immediately!"
Consejo de Seguridad Contra Terremotos
"Los terremotos ocurren sin previo aviso y pueden ser tan violentos que usted no puede correr ni gatear. Nunca sabrá si la sacudida inicial resultará ser el comienzo de un terremoto más fuerte. [Nombre de la agencia} recomienda agacharse, cubrirse y agarrarse de inmediato."
Downed Power Lines: What To Know
"Earthquakes can cause tons of damage to the community and can even bring down power lines. If you come across a downed power line, [Agency Name] recommends calling 911 immediately."
Staying Safe During Earthquakes
"Earthquakes can happen anytime. [Agency Name] recommends reviewing safety tips on what you should do durning and after an earthquake to stay prepared!"
Source: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
Protecting Yourself During an Earthquake
"During an earthquake, don’t try to move around. Drop, cover and hold on while trying to protect your head and torso. If you are sitting at a desk or table, get under it. Otherwise drop wherever you are.
- If you are in bed, stay there, curl up and hold on. Protect your head with a pillow.
- If you are inside, stay indoors until the shaking stops and you are sure it is safe to exit. When it is, use stairs rather than the elevator in case there are aftershocks, power outages or other damage.
- If you are outside, find a clear spot (away from buildings, power lines, trees, streetlights) and drop to the ground. Stay there until the shaking stops.
- If you are in a vehicle, pull over to a clear location and stop. Avoid bridges, overpasses and power lines if possible. Stay inside with your seatbelt fastened until the shaking stops. Then, drive carefully, avoiding bridges and ramps that may have been damaged.
- If you are in a mountainous area or near unstable slopes or cliffs, be alert for falling rocks and other debris. Landslides are often triggered by earthquakes."
Source: American Red Cross