CDEMA Earthquake Readiness - Earthquake Don'ts
Earthquake Don'ts
  • DON'T try to take cover in a doorway during an earthquake.
    The door may slam on you.

  • DON'T run outside during the shaking or use the stairways or elevators.
    Many people are killed just outside of buildings by falling bricks and other debris.

  • DON'T use your telephone for the first 90 minutes after an earthquake, except for medical or fire emergency.
    You could tie up the lines needed for emergency response.

Whether you are indoors or outdoors,
TAKE ACTION AT THE FIRST
INDICATION OF AN EARTHQUAKE

 
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