What to do to survive in an EarthQuake ??

A while after japan, now Thailand has been hitted by an Earthquake. Seems like it’s a message from mother nature for us human to more respect and love our earth. We are destroying them and this is the warning or i should say consequences.  Now , the problem is what should we do to survive when earthquake hits?Maybe death is matter of fate, but in your deep heart you still wanna live right ?!?Tsunami and earthquake are reminder of mother nature’s power.

No. 1 STAY CALM.

You have to stay calm first, this is the hardest part . People would say, who can be calm when earth quake or Tsunami are on their way to your house ?But that’s what you need to do. STAY CALM. If you are inside or outside stay where you are. Don’t run . It only get you higher chances of being injured.

No.2 Have an evacuation plan.

Find where is your child , baby and family

Put all your important document on the safe place, anti fire place recommended.

Get all important things that you may needed after the earthquake such as handphone , food, water, clothes, blanket ,flashlight  etc.

No 3.See Where is your Location and see what to do :

  • If you are inside a building, move no more than a few steps, drop, cover and hold. Stay indoors till the shaking stops and you are sure it is safe to exit. In most buildings you are safer if you stay where you are until the shaking stops.
  • If you are in an elevator, drop, cover and hold. When the shaking stops, try and get out at the nearest floor if you can safely do so.
  • If you are outside, move no more than a few steps away from buildings, trees, streetlights and power lines, then drop, cover and hold.
  • If you are at the beach or near the coast, drop, cover and hold then move to higher ground immediately in case a tsunami follows the quake.
  • If you are driving, pull over to a clear location, stop and stay there with your seatbelt fastened until the shaking stops. Once the shaking stops, proceed with caution and avoid bridges or ramps that might have been damaged.
  • If you are in a mountainous area or near unstable slopes or cliffs, be alert for falling debris or landslides

4. DROP, COVER, HOLD

In MOST situations, you will reduce your chance of injury if you:

  • DROP down onto your hands and knees (before the earthquakes knocks you down). This position protects you from falling but allows you to still move if necessary.
  • COVER your head and neck (and your entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk. If there is no shelter nearby, only then should you get down near an interior wall (or next to low-lying furniture that won’t fall on you), and cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.
  • HOLD ON to your shelter (or to your head and neck) until the shaking stops. Be prepared to move with your shelter if the shaking shifts it around.
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~ by anthonyinphuket on March 25, 2011.

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