Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What to do in case of an Earthquake

Clearly most of us on the East Coast have never before experienced a quake like that in our hometown.  Maybe we've traveled and felt it, or maybe we've only seen it on TV.  After this afternoons rumble, I just wanted to take a moment to share some information on what you SHOULD do if it happens again. 

FEMA advises that STOP and DROP to the ground, find shelter under a sturdy object away from glass and other things that can fall.

They also recommend standing in a doorway if it is close and sturdy.  

There are several scenerios listed including, driving in a car, outdoors, indoors and under debris.

I'm not one to overreact, but that one 'shook' me.  Pun totally intended! 

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