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  • What should we do after and during earthquake?

    Posted by Ishita on May 12, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    What should we do after and during earthquake?

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  • Kunal

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    During an earthquake, it’s important to stay calm and take immediate actions to protect yourself and others. Here are some guidelines to follow:

    During the earthquake:

    1. Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy piece of furniture (such as a table or desk), and hold on until the shaking stops. This helps protect you from falling objects and provides some protection from structural collapse.

    2. Stay Indoors: If you are indoors, stay there. Do not try to run outside during the shaking, as you could be injured by falling debris.

    3. Stay away from windows, glass, and exterior walls: Move away from windows and glass to avoid the risk of shattering. Avoid standing near exterior walls, as they can collapse or have objects fall from them.

    4. If you are in bed, stay there: Protect your head by covering it with a pillow and stay in bed. Moving during the shaking can be dangerous.

    5. If you are in a crowded area, take cover: If you are in a crowded public place, take cover and protect your head and neck with your arms. Be aware of the people around you and try to protect yourself from being pushed or trampled.

    After the earthquake:

    1. Check for injuries: Check yourself and others for injuries. Provide first aid if necessary and seek medical help for serious injuries.

    2. Be cautious of aftershocks: Aftershocks are smaller earthquakes that can occur after the main quake. Be prepared for aftershocks and be ready to take cover if necessary.

    3. Evacuate if necessary: If there is significant damage to the building you are in or if authorities instruct you to evacuate, do so calmly and quickly. Use stairs instead of elevators and be cautious of potential hazards like downed power lines.

    4. Listen to official information: Tune in to emergency radio or television stations for updates and instructions from authorities. Follow their guidance regarding safety, evacuation, and relief efforts.

    5. Check utilities: Check for gas leaks, damaged electrical wires, and water pipe damage. If you suspect a gas leak, open windows and doors, and report it to the authorities. Avoid using electrical appliances if there is damage to the electrical system.

    Remember, it’s crucial to have an emergency plan in place and be familiar with it before an earthquake occurs. This includes identifying safe spots in your home, having emergency supplies, and knowing how to communicate with your family members during and after the event.

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