Earthquake

How to Prepare for an Earthquake

You can prepare for an earthquake by taking just a few steps. Everyone in the family should know what to do when an earthquake strikes. Know where utility shut-off valves are located and how to turn them off. A packed emergency kit should be ready to go and be prepared for aftershocks. I have honestly never been more scared than when I was on the second floor of our house with two little children when I felt the entire house …

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A Survival Guy’s First Steps to Preparedness

I love getting emails from readers and listeners to my radio show, and I try to answer them all.  This week I received an email from an unexpected source: a single guy!  Now, I’ve always suspected that about 25% of my readers are men, based on their comments here on the blog and from email I receive, but this email was especially meaningful.  The concept of preparedness was new to the writer, D.F., and I’ll let you read his letter …

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Got the earthquake jitters? This list of 23 tips will help you prepare and survive

Was yesterday’s quake near Los Angeles a one-time-only incident or could it be a foreshock to something much bigger? Either way, use this list to prepare, and download this Red Cross app for all kinds of earthquake alerts and survival information. Fore more information, take “Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation,” from FEMA’s online Emergency Management Institute. 1. Keep inexpensive hard hats handy to protect your head, and your children’s heads, from falling items, including anything hanging on your walls …

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Not-Just-For-Alaska Earthquake Survival

by upinak, Alaskan Preppers Network There comes a time when you will feel an earthquake here in Alaska, no matter where you live. Whether in South Central, Interior, North Slope, South East or the Aleutians, you will feel them. What to do and how you survive them is all up to you.  There are two types in pseudo-geological terms to worry about, Shakers and Rollers.  The differences between both could be the reason and way to save your life. A “Shaker” …

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Seven Ways to Prepare for an Earthquake

In 1994 a friend of mine was in the Northridge earthquake. She was awakened in the middle of the night by her apartment collapsing around her. She crawled out of the wreckage wearing nothing but her nighty. She met her neighbors in the street. Most were cut, like she was, from scrambling through broken glass on their way out of ruined buildings. Some were missing. Most were found. Several were dead. It was a long time until dawn. Hearing her …

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