When it comes to earthquakes, one can never be too prepared. We can never be certain when a devastating earthquake might hit. It is our responsibility to have the proper knowledge base to guide yourself and your loved ones out of harm's way.
Here at LAX Ammo, the safety of individuals and your friends and family is always a top priority. As an ammunition distributor and online ammunition store, we understand that you can never be too prepared when it comes to safety. On that note, this online ammunition store has compiled a list of tips that just might save your life the next time there is an earthquake.
Understanding The Risks
Probably most important of all is understanding the area you live in. Some areas are more susceptible to earthquakes than others. If you live near a fault line you should take extra precautions as those areas are most prone to these types of natural disasters.
In order to prevent the danger of your home collapsing during an earthquake, it is crucial to take extra precautions to solidify the foundation of your living space. Support beams, bolted shelves and cabinets are all great steps to take in order to make your home a reliable location to deal with an earthquake.
Create a Disaster Plan
Having a plan of action for when an earthquake strikes is key to minimizing injuries in the face of an earthquake. Knowing safe locations to take cover, as well as having a designated location to meet after the shaking has subsided is crucial. Be sure to always take cover under a sturdy desk or table. If none are available in your immediate vicinity, a standing under a door frame is the next best option. Always be sure to cover your neck and avoid glass at all costs.
It is always a good idea to keep an emergency kit nearby, especially when it comes to natural disasters. First aid, water, and non-perishable food are crucial. When you are trapped, emergency rescue may not be able to assist you for an extended period of time. Additional items such as batteries, flashlights, medication, clothing etc. all add to reducing the risks.
Remain Calm and Take Cover
Remaining calm stands as the first step to take during an earthquake. Do not ever try to run outside while tremors are still occurring. Calmly find a safe place to wait out the earthquake, avoiding glass and potentially falling debris. Please take note that after the initial tremors, aftershocks may occur in the subsequent hours. Be prepared with all previously mentioned tips as some aftershocks can be quite large.