Get News & Updates Directly To Your Inbox
Delicious recipes, helpful cooking and nutrition tips. Find food preparation videos and "ask the dietitian!"
Find A Doctor Or Hospital In Your Network.
If the earth starts shaking, rattling and rolling, how would you respond?
Everyone – everywhere – should know how to protect themselves during earthquakes. Even if earthquakes are rare where you live, you never know when you may be traveling in an earthquake zone. You could be at home, at work, at school, or even on vacation when an earthquake strikes.
For example, Oklahoma experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Sept. 3. People from Texas to South Dakota felt the quake. It was the single largest earthquake in Oklahoma’s history.
When it comes to being prepared for the unexpected, do you know how to protect yourself in an earthquake? You can keep these tips from ready.gov in mind to stay safe and protected.
If you are in a building when an earthquake begins:
If you are outdoors when an earthquake begins:
Move to a clear area if you can safely do so. Avoid power lines, trees, signs, buildings, vehicles and other potential hazards.
If you are driving when an earthquake begins:
Pull over to the side of the road, stop and set the parking brake. Avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines, signs and other things that could fall on your car. Stay inside your car until the shaking is over. If a power line falls on your car, stay inside until a trained person removes the wire.
Remember, earthquakes can wreak a lot of damage over a broad area. The two best ways to prepare are to have an emergency plan and assemble an emergency supply kit. When you prepare ahead, responding to any emergency, including earthquakes, can become second nature. Be sure to share your emergency plan with your friends and family so that they can reach you in an emergency.
A Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association© Copyright 2020 Health Care Service Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Telligent is an operating division of Verint Americas, Inc., an independent company that provides and hosts an online community platform for blogging and access to social media for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.
File is in portable document format (PDF). To view this file, you may need to install a PDF reader program. Most PDF readers are a free download. One option is Adobe® Reader® which has a built-in screen reader. Other Adobe accessibility tools and information can be downloaded at http://access.adobe.com.