Earthquake preparedness is a must for any household or business that owns property. It is important to have earthquake insurance, but it is also important to be prepared for an earthquake.
If you are within the path of an earthquake, you need to be safe and keep everyone in your family safe. You can do this by being earthquake prepared. You want to be able to take care of your own home before you need to call the authorities.
Earthquake preparedness means having the basics ready. You need to have a water source, gas, and an electrical supply. The first thing you should do is start looking at your attic and get an idea of what is in your attic. If you notice there is water, your roof might be compromised, and you should avoid rebuilding your roof for a few years. Do a comparison on your current roof to the one you want to replace so you know which would be the best choice.
Next you want to make sure you are not in the path of an earthquake. The last thing you want is to be living on the second floor when it hits. Plan ahead by putting things in storage cabinets so that you do not lose things in case of an earthquake.
Earthquake preparedness will also include having a place for your pets to go. If you have small children or animals that cannot climb properly you need to provide them with a secure place to sleep or run around. You should have somewhere safe where your pet can run, play, and sleep. If you plan on keeping your pet, you may want to put the pet’s food and water in a small place.
Earthquake preparedness means having a house that is earthquake safe. There are many different options out there to build a house that is earthquake proof. You can find do it yourself kits or professional kits that will give you many different options to choose from.
Earthquake preparedness should also include adding earthquake safety to all of your appliances. You want to look at the ignitions in each appliance and make sure you have adequate stopping power. This will help prevent accidents from happening. Make sure your furnace, heaters, air conditioners, and refrigerators are not operating if you are not home.
In conclusion, you should make sure you are well informed about earthquake preparedness, so you can stay safe and be ready. You should check out local schools that may have classes on earthquake preparedness.