Safety Check: What to Do After an Earthquake Hit Your Home
July 28, 2022
The first thing that we should all do when we experience an earthquake is to keep ourselves protected. That is also true even after because the threat does not end once the earthquake is over. Be wary of the aftershocks, landslides, and other earth movement that could still cause harm and injuries. Call 911 or health professionals for members who are injured. Do not enter any damaged areas after the earthquake. Check, listen or read important information from media and government agencies. If all seems clear, only then can you enter your house again. Our first instinct when an earthquake has hit our homes is to clean up. Wipe out dust, clean the glass shards, pick up fallen objects, rehang paintings and photographs, and put everything back in their respective places. Checking for structural damage does not come instinctively, unless it is so obvious that our hindsight could not miss it.