Earthquake safety

? Tell the facts about earthquake to your family members
? Construct new buildings with earthquake resistant method and strengthen the old buildings Insure your house and family members
? Take the training for first aid and fire fighting Do not keep cots near the glass window
? Do not keep heavy and fragile things in the shelves
? Do not hang photo frames, mirrors, or glasses up your bed
? Keep your important documents, some cash and necessary articles ready in a bag Identify special skills of neighbour (medical, technical) so that it can be utilized in emergency Ensure that all electrical and gas appliances in houses,
? together with all pipes connected to them, are firmly fixed. Avoid storing heavy objects and materials in high positions. Hold family evacuation drill and ensure that
? the whole family knows what to do in case of an earthquake. Prepare a family emergency kit. During Earthquake
? Do not panic, keep calm.
? If already inside, than Stay indoors. Get under a heavy desk or table and hang on to it. Move to the central part of the building.
? If fire breaks out, drop on the floor and crawl towards the exist
? If you are out doors during the quake, keep away from buildings, trees and electricity lines. Walk towards open places, in a calm and composed manner.
? If you are driving, quickly but carefully move your car as far out of traffic as possible and stop. Do not stop on or under a bridge or overpass or under trees, light posts, power lines, or signs. Stay inside the car until shaking stops
? If you are in a school, get under a desk or table.
? Keep away from the Stairs.

? Do not be afraid of the aftershocks
? Listen to radio-TV and other media for Government Announcement
? Check for injuries to yourself and those around you. Take first aid where you can Extinguish fire, if any
? Examine walls, floors, doors, staircases and windows
? to make sure that the building is not in danger of collapsing. Do not enter into the unsafe or risky houses or buildings Inspect for Gas leaks-If you smell gas or hear blowing or hissing noises, open a window and quickly leave the building.
? Do not light your kitchen stove if you suspect a gas leak. Do not keep telephone lines busy unnecessarily
? Switch off electric line
? Do not go simply to look at the striken area. This will hamper rescue work
? Make sure that water is safe to drink and food stored at home is fit to eat.

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