​​​​​​​​Earthquake Mitigation


Below are some things you can do to make earthquakes les​s impactful to your home and family:

  • Prepare a disaster supply kit - at home, at work, and for your car
  • Attach large furniture to the walls
  • Attach water heaters, washers, dryers and refrigerators to the wall.  They can move and break gas, electric and water lines
  • Know how to turn off home gas, electricity and water
  • Develop a plan for disasters
  • Practice earthquake safety drills (Drop, Cover, Hold on)
  • Have enough supplies for your family for 5 to 7 days after a disaster
  • Learn f​irst aid and CPR
  • Memorize phone numbers of your family​
  • Learn how to open and close your garage door manually


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