How Do You Be Prepared For An Earthquake?
Earthquakes are especially frightening because they are a type of natural disaster which occurs without advanced warning. If you live in a part of the country, such as California, where earthquakes occur on a fairly regular basis, you need to learn some basic earthquake preparedness techniques. Watching new coverage of earthquakes and other types of disasters makes us aware that the police, fire department and other emergency personnel may not be able to help you for a few days. You need to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family until help arrives. The first step in being prepared for an earthquake is to fill a backpack with emergency supplies. Better yet, keep an extra pack in your car. Include in your pack items such as some water, food and medications. Rotate the items out every six month (about the same times you change your clocks for daylight savings time). Your emergency earthquake pack should include a first aid kit, medication, extra eyeglasses or contacts, at le