Discuss your earthquake evacuation plan, including practice drills and equipment.
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Earthquake evacuation plans
If an earthquake occurs, you may
need to evacuate a damaged area afterward. By planning and practicing for
evacuation, you will be better prepared to respond appropriately and efficiently
to signs of danger or to directions by civil authorities.
Take a few minutes with your family to discuss a home evacuation plan.
Sketch a floor plan of your home; walk through each room and discuss evacuation
Plan a second way to exit from each room or area, if possible. If you need
special equipment, such as a rope ladder, mark where it is located.
Mark where your emergency food, water, first aid kits, and fire extinguishers are located.
Mark where the utility switches or valves are located so that they can be
turned off, if possible.
Indicate the location of your family's emergency outdoor meeting place.