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Top 20 Things to do When an Earthquake Strikes

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Even though earth quakes are not a popular disaster in this part of the world it still pays to know what to do in the even one strikes.

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Make sure Report Abuse
Always check to see that there are no faulty leaky pipes or loose electrical wires around the house.
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Make a list Report Abuse
This list will provide you with an structured plan that you cam implement to protect yourself and family and escape from danger.
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Important documents Report Abuse
All you important documents should b kept in one place. Preferably some where that is fire and water proof so as to prevent damage.
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Have an evacuation plan Report Abuse
For any disaster you need to have an evacuation plan this will prevent loss of life and its one of the ways to be prepared.
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Be calm Report Abuse
Panic is the enemy of preparation and planning. You need to remain as calm as possible and take action. This will prevent injury and loss of life.
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Do not halt near shops Report Abuse
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Help rescuers find you by tapping on pipes or other metal objects Report Abuse
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Cover your nose and mouth with a cloth Report Abuse
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Do not panic and stay calm Report Abuse
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Avoid bridges and other elevated Report Abuse
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Stay away from buildings Report Abuse
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Try to get to a open place Report Abuse
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Stay out if you are already outdoors Report Abuse
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Do not use the elevators Report Abuse
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Crouch under a sturdy table or bed and cover your head and face with a pillow or with your hands Report Abuse
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Stay away from all glass objects Report Abuse
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Anchor all heavy objects in the house Report Abuse
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Do not start driving till you are sure that the tremors have stopped Report Abuse
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Stop at the side of the road if you suspect a tremor Report Abuse
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Do not try to change your position or move out of the building unless you are absolutely sure that the tremors have stopped Report Abuse
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