Tip Tuesday: Earthquake Safety 101

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

An earthquake can strike without warning, at any time. Additionally, earthquakes are the most serious hazard facing Seattle. According to an article from the LA times, people living in California and the West Coast face the highest earthquake risk. The report found that nearly half of all Americans are threatened by earthquake shakings. That equates to nearly 150 million people who are at risk. Will you be prepared and know what to do if it happens in your area? Below are some tips to help assist you. • Earthquake proof your home: o The first step is to secure your belongings. A major quake can shift even the heaviest of items. Some ideas include bolting down bookcases, keep latches shut, etc. • Create an action plan: o The next step is to make an action plan with your family, roommates or whoever you live with. Identify the most secure spot in the home where you can meet up. It should … Read More