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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Earthquake Safety Tips offered #AltusOK #OKquake

Stay Safe During Earthquakes

Earthquakes can occur anywhere, at any time and with little warning. Larger earthquakes can cause death, injury, and extensive property damage. Most injuries occur when people trip or fall running away during the earthquake.Stay safe during an earthquake by following these steps
  • DROP down onto your hands and knees so you aren't knocked down by the earthquake; 
  • COVER your head and neck with your arms to protect yourself from falling debris. If you are in danger from falling objects, move to a safer place by crawling; and 
  • HOLD ON to any sturdy covering so you can move with it until the shaking stops. 
Earthquakes aren't preventable, but personal injury can be! Learn more about earthquake safety in the How to Prepare for an Earthquake guide andanimated video from America's PrepareAthon! You can also view hashtag #DropCoverHoldOn to see the earthquake preparedness conversation from @ShakeOut during their Twitter chat held on August 12, 2015.  This Twitter chat is part of a 7-week series of dialogues promoting Earthquake Country Alliance’s Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.  
There are just two more Twitter chats left in the series! Be sure to join @ShakeOut at 11 AM PT2 PM ET for the following conversations:
  • August 19: Improve Safety
  • August 26: Reconnect And Restore

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