Prepare What to do before an earthquake or tsunami

Identify Hazards

The first step to earthquake and tsunami safety is recognize your hazards. Look around your home and work place and identify objects that might fall or shift during shaking. Find out if you are in a tsunami hazard zone.

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Prepare What to do before an earthquake or tsunami

Make a Plan

Will everyone in your household know what to do when an earthquake strikes or a tsunami warning is issued?

Do you know how to get in touch with each other afterwards?

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Prepare What to do before an earthquake or tsunami

Prepare Disaster IKits

Everyone should have personal disaster supplies kits. Keep them where you spend most of your time.

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Prepare What to do before an earthquake or tsunami

Identify Weaknesses

Buildings are designed to withstand the downward pull of gravity, yet earthquakes shake a building in all directions. How well will your building withstand strong ground shaking?

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Protect How to protect yourself during an earthquake

Protect Yourself

DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON

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Recover The shaking seems to have stopped´┐Żnow what?

Evacuate if Necessary

Check for Injuries and Damage. EVACUATE IF you are in a TSUNAMI HAZARD ZONE

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Recover The shaking seems to have stopped´┐Żnow what?

Follow Your Plan

Don't head towards the coast if you have heard that a tsunami warning has been issued. You will put yourself in danger and make it more difficult for the people who need to evacuate.

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Supplies for 7 Days

Keep at least one week's worth of food and medicine on hand for everyone in your family.

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Insuring Against Damage

Take steps to insure against earthquake and tsunami damage in California

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