Wellness Shot: How to Stay Safe During An Earthquake

Drop, Cover, Hold On! How to Stay Safe During An Earthquake

The CA Earthquake Authority is sponsoring the biggest earthquake drill in the world on Oct. 18, 2018. Make sure that you are prepared for the next big quake. 

During the drill, the CEA is asking people to practice drop, cover, and hold on. 

  • Drop: Wherever you are, drop onto your hands and knees. This position helps keep you from being knocked down and allows you to crawl to shelter. 

  • Cover: With one arm and hand, cover your head and neck. If there is a nearby desk or table, crawl under it for shelter. If there’s no shelter, crawl next to an interior wall away from windows. 

  • Hold On: If you’re under shelter, hold onto it with one hand. If there’s no shelter, hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands. 

Do you know what to do if the quake strikes while you're at work? The Beach? The bus or Bart? Check out some of my favorite safety video and links.

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