Are you prepared when an earthquake strikes?

  • Make sure your water heater is properly secure and strapped.  Securing your water heater is a building code requirement.
  • Make sure you have a plan for everyone in the house and don’t panic.
  • Keep supplies available for easy access.  (Water, canned foods, blankets, flashlights, a radio, a first aid kit and any other items you might need in an emergency).
  • If possible shut off water and gas valves if needed.

After the earthquake

  • Don’t smoke or use lighters and matches as there could be a gas leak.
  • If you smell gas leave the building and shut off the gas.
  • Call 911 if anyone is hurt or trapped.
  • Again, stay calm.