Alaska has over 20,000 earthquakes per year
To stay safe during an earthquake you can take steps before, during and after the earthquake.
Before an Earthquake: complete your
During an Earthquake:
Inside: DROP - COVER – HOLD ON Get under under a table or against an inside wall away from windows and falling objects
Outside: Move to a clear area away from buildings, over passes, signs, utility lines and trees. Sit on the ground; do not stand up.
Driving: Drive away from underpasses and overpasses. Stop in a clear area where things will not fall on your car. Stay in your car.
After an Earthquake:
- There will be more earthquakes
- Listen to official communications.
- Check for injuries and give first aid for people around you.
- Look for damages: gas or water leaks (if you know how to turn off gas/water, turn them off if damaged), sewage breaks, and downed power lines. Report these damages to utility companies.
- Check for building damage & evacuate if there are a lot of damages or you feel unsafe.
Only call 9-1-1 if you need help. Keep phone lines open for others who need help. Text instead.