Before an Earthquake
How well you, your family and your home survive an earthquake often depends on how well you prepare beforehand. Develop a family and neighborhood earthquake plan.

The following are ideas to get you started:
  • Prepare an emergency kit of food, water and supplies including:
    • Flashlight
    • Portable battery-operated radio
    • Batteries
    • Medicines
    • First aid kit
    • Money
    • Clothing
  • Know the safe spots in each room such as under sturdy tables, desks or against interior walls
  • Know the danger spots such as near windows, mirrors, hanging objects, fireplaces and tall unsecured furniture
  • Conduct practice drills so you and your family know the safe locations in your home

View the complete list of ways to be prepared for an earthquake.