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Prepare a Home Earthquake Plan

  • Choose a safe place in every room — under a sturdy table or desk or against an inside wall where nothing can fall on you.
  • Practice DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON with your children. Drop under a sturdy desk or table, hold on and protect your eyes by pressing your face against your arm. If there’s no table or desk nearby, sit on the floor against an interior wall away from windows, bookcases or tall furniture that could fall on you.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in your home and ensure that your household knows how to operate it.
  • Keep essentials, such as a flashlight and sturdy shoes, by your bedside.
  • Inform babysitters and caregivers of your plan.

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