Be Prepared for an Earthquake: Drop, Cover, Hold On

Oct. 21 is International ShakeOut Day, a worldwide event to practice safety in the event of an earthquake.

The government provides resources for emergency preparedness that can help you protect yourself at home and in the workplace. If an earthquake does occur remember to:

  • Drop-down to floor
  • Cover your head and neck
    • If a sturdy desk or table is nearby, crawl underneath it
  • Hold on to something sturdy with one hand and be ready if something moves or falls

The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides an informational flyer with information on how to prepare for a possible earthquake along with what to do during and after an earthquake. Feel free to print this document and post it in your department.

The UNLV geoscience department also has a Q&A available about earthquakes in Southern Nevada and how to prepare for them.

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