ShakeOut BC Day – October 17, 2013
British Columbians can join byÂ registeringÂ for theÂ 2013 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Participating is a great way forÂ your family or organizationÂ to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakesâ€“ wherever you live, work, or travel.
The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety
Step 1: Secure your space by identifying hazards and securing moveable items.
Step 2: Plan to be safe by creating a disaster plan and deciding how you will communicate in an emergency.
Step 3: Organize disaster supplies in convenient locations.
Step 4: Minimize financial hardship by organizing important documents, strengthening your property, and considering insurance.
Step 5:Â Drop, Cover, and Hold On when the earth shakes.
Step 6:Â Improve safety after earthquakes by evacuating if necessary, helping the injured, and preventing further injuries or damage.
After the immediate threat of the earthquake has passed, your level of preparedness will determine your quality of life in the weeks and months that follow:
Step 7: Reconnect and Restore. Restore daily life by reconnecting with others, repairing damage, and rebuilding community.