We live in earthquake country and should what to do BEFORE, DURING and AFTER an earthquake
BEFORE AN EARTHQUAKE
- Sign up for Campus Alerts via SMS.
- Have emergency food, water and supplies stored in an accessible location. At home, prepare a 14-day food and water storage. At work, have a 72-hour kit. If you are a student, follow the 16+12 program.
- Know emergency procedures and the locations of emergency exits and emergency assembly points.
- Prepare a communication plan, and share it family and friends.
- On campus, become familiar with your building's Emergency Response Team.
- Read "Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country" (2nd edition) and be familiar with resources at beready.utah.gov.
AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE
- Check for injuries for you and others.
- If you can, EVACUATE the building. Aftershocks can cause further damage.
- Provide care and basic needs for yourself, family members, and others at your location.
- Check in with your emergency contacts, including your supervisor.
- On campus, proceed to an Emergency Assembly Point. In other places, report to a family meeting place or rally point.
- Pay attention to Campus Alerts, which may direct you to an evacuation center.
WHAT TO DO DURING AN EARTHQUAKE
Immediately drop to the floor or ground so the shaking doesn't throw you to the ground and cause an injury.
Crawl to a location providing cover over head, such as a desk, table, or chair. If nothing is available, use your arms to cover your head.
Hold on to a leg of the furniture until the shaking stops.
Once the shaking stops, evacuate the building. Check for injuries. Reach out to your emergency contacts.