Everyone can take simple steps to prepare for disasters to ensure the well being of their family. To get prepared, visit www.RedCross.org.
Earthquake insurance is more affordable than you may think. Contact your agent for a quote or visit www.californiarocks.com.
To register for Santa Barbara County Aware & Prepare emergency alerts visit http://awareandprepare.org
Battalion Chief Larry Collins of the Los Angeles County Fire Department narrates a demonstration of Drop, Cover, and Hold On, the recommended procedure for preventing injury during earthquakes. More >>
|We secured two cabinets completely, with straps to the wall studs, child safety locks, and museum putty. The other side, we secured one cabinet with wall straps only, and the other one without anything.|
|Our host Susan Jekarl answers a viewer question: What will happen to my fish tank in an earthquake? Susan reconstructs the fish tank on the shake table at UCSD with the help of the engineering team there.|
Drop, Cover and Hold
Drop, Cover, and Hold On
If you are in bed, hold on and stay there.
If you are in a wheelchair, lock the wheels in a safe position and cover your head and neck with your arms.
If you are outdoors, move to a clear area if you can, avoid power lines, trees, signs, buildings, vehicles, and other hazards.
If you are driving, pull over to the side of the road, stop, and set the parking brake.
Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions