Recently in the news there has been a lot of talk about earthquakes. What should you know?
California is not the only state to be prone to earthquakes. New England is also at the mercy of the faultlines. The last few days have shown this to be true. It should be said of course, that the recent earthquakes in connecticut were minor. Still it reminds us of the fact that New England does reside on a fault, so this may happen from time to time. Here is a link to USGS.com.
Ready.gov has tips for dealing with Earthquakes. It’s a good idea to review these tips from time to time, even if you don’t end up using them. Better to be prepared than under prepared.
- Drop to your hands and knees.
- Cover your head with your arms, If possible move away from falling objects. Sturdy furniture or interior doors may provide good cover.
- Do not use an elevator.
- Do not leave the building during the quake, or else you may be injured from debris.
- Get away from buildings, utility poles and wires. Anything that could fall on top of you.
- If you are in a city , you may need to take cover to avoid falling debris.
In an Automobile
- Stop! Stay away from anything that could fall on your car.
- Avoid bridges or other structures that could be weakened by the quake.
Questions about Earthquake Coverage? Get answers here. You can also contact your local agent.