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This past week a geologist, Jim Berkland, predicted on Fox News a "ring of fire" earthquake for the past weekend. Allegedly he lost his job with USGS after successfully predicting the 1989 World Series earthquake. He said his prediction stems from the lunar effects on the tides and observations of fish and mammals dying off (i.e. masses of dead fish off of Southern California coast)
As a long time resident of Southern California and a witness to the Landers quake while living in Palm Desert, I have heard many predictions over the years. Regardless of the outcome of when, not if... I think it is important to follow the FEMA guidelines for "What To Do Before, During and After an Earthquake". Below is the first in my series for earthquake preparedness. What to do BEFORE an earthquake:
Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and without warning. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life from an earthquake. Repairing deep plaster cracks in ceilings and foundations, anchoring overhead lighting fixtures to the ceiling, and following local seismic building standards, will help reduce the impact of earthquakes.
Five Ways to Plan Ahead
1. Check for Hazards in the Home
◦ Fasten shelves securely to walls.
◦ Place large or heavy objects on lower shelves.
◦ Store breakable items such as bottled foods, glass, and china in low, closed cabinets with latches.
◦ Hang heavy items such as pictures and mirrors away from beds, couches, and anywhere people sit.
◦ Brace overhead light fixtures.
◦ Repair defective electrical wiring and leaky gas connections. These are potential fire risks.
◦ Secure a water heater by strapping it to the wall studs and bolting it to the floor.
◦ Repair any deep cracks in ceilings or foundations. Get expert advice if there are signs of structural defects.
◦ Store weed killers, pesticides, and flammable products securely in closed cabinets with latches and on bottom shelves.
2. Identify Safe Places Indoors and Outdoors
◦ Under sturdy furniture such as a heavy desk or table.
◦ Against an inside wall.
◦ Away from where glass could shatter around windows, mirrors, pictures, or where heavy bookcases or other heavy furniture could fall over.
◦ In the open, away from buildings, trees, telephone and electrical lines, overpasses, or elevated expressways.
3. Educate Yourself and Family Members
◦ Contact your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter for more information on earthquakes. Also read the "How-To Series" for information on how to protect your property from earthquakes.
◦ Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1, police, or fire department and which radio station to tune to for emergency information.
◦ Teach all family members how and when to turn off gas, electricity, and water.
4. Have Disaster Supplies on Hand
◦ Flashlight and extra batteries.
◦ Portable battery-operated radio and extra batteries.
◦ First aid kit and manual.
◦ Emergency food and water.
◦ Nonelectric can opener.
◦ Essential medicines.
◦ Cash and credit cards.
◦ Sturdy shoes nearby.
5. Develop an Emergency Communication Plan
◦ In case family members are separated from one another during an earthquake (a real possibility during the day when adults are at work and children are at school), develop a plan for reuniting after the disaster.
◦ Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the "family contact." After a disaster, it's often easier to call long distance. Make sure everyone in the family knows the name, address, and phone number of the contact person.
It is ALWAYS better to be safe than wait to get prepared... do it today!
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