How to Help Your Community Prepare for an Emergency



How to Help Your Community Prepare for an Earthquake

Steps

  1. Publish a special section in your local newspaper with emergency information on earthquakes.Localize the information by printing the phone numbers of local emergency services offices, the American Red Cross, and hospitals.
  2. Purchase and use "Self Powered Radios" and "Self Powered Flashlights".Batteries will be difficult to impossible to find in the event a quake hits. The latest models, especially the "Eton" model will also charge yourcell phone. To use, follow manufacturer's instructions.
  3. Purchase and use "Glow Sticks" as well.Ruptured gas lines will be the reason that candles being used will be forbidden, as is accumulation of flammable, even explosive gases being present. This is to minimize the chance of fire as well.
  4. Conduct a week-long series on locating hazards in your home.
  5. Work with local emergency services and American Red Cross officials to prepare special reports for people with mobility impairments on what to do during an earthquake.
  6. Provide tips on conducting earthquake drills in your home.
  7. Interview representatives of the gas, electric, and water companies about shutting off utilities.
  8. Work together in your community to apply your knowledge to building codes, retrofitting programs, hazard hunts, and neighborhood and family emergency plans.

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  • Question
    How can a community prepare for an earthquake?
    Michael Ventura Aguirre
    Community Answer
    Take the time now to collect the emergency supplies you will need if the power goes out, water supplies are cut off, and grocery stores are not open. You can build your supplies over time by adding a few items as your budget permits.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Do I need batteries to prepare for an earthquake?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, because then you can use flashlights and battery powered radios to see what's going on.
    Thanks!
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