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Earthquake Safety a Concern for Americans

Five important tips for earthquake safety from All Home Security, an online resource for home security and safety.

New York (PRWEB) January 20, 2010 – The recent magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti has reminded many U.S. residents of their own vulnerability to natural disaster. FEMA classifies residents in 40 states as being at moderate to high risk for earthquakes. All Home Security, a leading online resource for home alarm systems and home security monitoring, offers the following tips to help people prepare, react and recover in the event of an earthquake.

Understand the risk – hazard maps, seismic monitoring, and information on fault lines by region are available through FEMA. Earthquakes can happen at any time, and often without any warning, so residents who live in high risk areas should always be prepared for a worst-case scenario.

Prevent hazards -- many earthquake casualties result from collapsing structures, flying debris and falling objects. Residents in earthquake prone areas should identify potential hazards around the home, including heavy, sharp or breakable items, and secure them. Braces should be installed on shelves and flammable items should be stored away from the home. Yearly home maintenance of foundations, walls, masonry and pipes is also recommended.

Be prepared -- every home should be equipped with a disaster kit, stocked with first aid supplies, water, flashlights, radios, batteries, cash, extra medicines, and a fire extinguisher. In addition, friends and families should take the time to make a communication plan, keeping in mind that phone lines and cell towers could be down.

Know where to go -- many earthquake injuries result when people attempt to move locations. If indoors, the safest option is to drop immediately to the floor and seek shelter away from windows and under load bearing doorways or heavy furniture. If outdoors, people should move to a clear, open space away from power lines or structures.

Recover with caution -- residents who are trapped or injured should be attended to immediately. Damaged gas lines, sewage pipes and electrical lines also pose a significant threat to communities after an earthquake. The local government should be alerted to any possible threats.

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