Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Public Safety Awareness Committee: October 2014

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Also, wanted to highlight the Great California Shakeout...

Great California ShakeOut, October 16

October 16 (10/16) at 10:16 AM is the 2014 Great California ShakeOut.  Join millions of other Californians in this drill to “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”  Drop to the floor, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on to it firmly. Be prepared to move with it until the shaking stops.  Not everyone is near a table or desk when the earth shakes, so here is some information for other places:
  • If you are not near a desk or table, drop to the floor against the interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms. Avoid exterior walls, windows, hanging objects, mirrors, tall furniture, large appliances, and kitchen cabinets with heavy objects or glass. Do not go outside!
  • If you are in bed, hold on and stay there, protecting your head with a pillow. You are less likely to be injured staying where you are. Broken glass on the floor has caused injury to those who have rolled to the floor or tried to get to doorways.
  • If you are driving, pull over to the side of the road, stop, and set the parking brake. Avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines, signs and other hazards. Stay inside the vehicle until the shaking is over. If a power line falls on the car, stay inside until a trained person removes the wire.
  • If you are in a theater or at a stadium stay at your seat and protect your head and neck with your arms. Don't try to leave until the shaking is over. Then walk out slowly watching for anything that could fall in the aftershocks.

More information on the Great California ShakeOut may be found at http://www.shakeout.org/california/

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