an Emergency PLAN--
What to Do When the Shaking Begins - If You Are at WORK
- Choose a safe place
in every room--under a sturdy table or desk or against an inside wall
where nothing can fall on you.
- Work with your business
to practice DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON at least twice a year. Drop under
a sturdy desk or table, hold on, and protect your eyes by pressing your
face against your arm. If there's no table or desk nearby, sit on the
floor against an interior wall away from windows, bookcases, or tall
furniture that could fall on you.
- Make sure that you
and your employees have chosen an out-of-town family contact, and make
sure that everyone in each person's family knows who this person is
and their phone number.
- Take a first aid
class. Keep your training current.
- Get training in how
to use a fire extinguisher.
- Work with your employees
to ensure that they have Informed their out-of-state family contact,
babysitters, sports coaches, and caregivers of their plan on what they
will do if an earthquake occurs while they are at work.
- DROP, COVER, AND
HOLD ON! Move only a few steps to a nearby safe place. DROP to the floor.
Take COVER under a sturdy desk or table. HOLD ON. The desk or table
may move. Stay indoors until the shaking stops and you're sure it's
safe to exit. Stay away from windows and brick or stone. In a high-rise
building, expect the fire alarms and sprinklers to go off during a quake.
you are outdoors, find a clear spot away from buildings (including brick
or stone chimneys), trees, and power lines. Drop to the ground.
What to Do After the Shaking Stops
What to DO If You Are in Your CAR
slow down. Pull over if shaking starts again.
turn on radio for emergency bulletins (KGO 810, KCBS 740, and KLIV 1590
in the Bay Area).
proceed cautiously (if safe to do so).
obey "road closed" signs.
give repair and emergency vehicles a break.
attempt to cross damaged roads.
go near downed
stop under underpasses
or on bridges.
abandon car, except if it is unsafe to stay with it. If it must be abandoned,
it should not be left in a traffic lane. If forced to abandon it in
a traffic lane, leave the keys in it.
INFO from ABAG on Driving After Disasters
the Association of Bay Area Governments, is the regional planning and services
agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
page was last updated 5/6/04 by jbp.