Evacuation Plans

If an earthquake occurs, you may need to evacuate  afterward. By planning and being prepared  for evacuation, you will be  prepared to respond  efficiently to  danger or to directions by authorities.

Take a few minutes with your family to discuss a home evacuation plan. Sketch a floor plan of your home; walk through each room and discuss evacuation details.

Plan a second way to exit from each room or area, if possible. If you need special equipment, such as a rope ladder, mark where it is located.

Mark where your emergency food, water, first aid kits, and fire extinguishers are located.

Mark where the utility switches or valves are located so that they can be turned off, if possible.

Indicate the location of your family's emergency outdoor meeting place.

Establish Priorities

Take time before an earthquake strikes to write an emergency priority list, including:

important items to be hand-carried by you or others

 items, in order of importance to you and your family

items to be take by car or truck ( if one is available)

things to do , such as locking doors and windows, turning off the utilities, etc. (natural gas)

                                           

                                              Write Down Important Information

Make a list of important information and put it in a secure location. Include on your list:

important telephone numbers, such as police, fire, paramedics, and medical centers

the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of your insurance agents, including policy types and numbers

the telephone numbers of the electric, gas, and water companies

the names and telephone numbers of neighbors

the name and telephone number of your landlord or property manager

important medical information, such as allergies, regular medications, etc.

the vehicle identification number, year, model, and license number of your automobile, boat, RV, etc.

your bank's or credit union's telephone number, account types, and numbers

radio and television broadcast stations to tune to for emergency broadcast information

                                               

                                            Gather Emergency Supplies

Stock up now on supplies that can be used after an earthquake. Supplies should include a first aid kit, survival kits for the home, automobile, and workplace, and emergency water and food. Have enough supplies to last a minimum of 3 to 7  days.

Evacuation Plans

If an earthquake occurs, you may need to evacuate a damaged area afterward. By planning and practicing for evacuation, you will be better prepared to respond appropriately and efficiently to signs of danger or to directions by civil authorities.

Take a few minutes with your family to discuss a home evacuation plan. Draw a floor plan of your home; walk through each room and discuss your evacuation routes.

Plan another way to exit from each room or area, if one exists . If you need special equipment, such as a rope ladder, show where it  is located on your emergency drawing .

Mark where your  food, water, first aid kits, and fire extinguishers are at.

Mark where the utility switches or valves are located so that they can be turned off quickly .

Mark the location of your family's emergency outdoor meeting place.

                                                               

                                                    Priorities

Take time before an earthquake strikes to write an emergency priority list, including:

important items to be hand-carried by you

other items, in order of importance to you and your family

items to be removed by car or truck if one is available

things to do if time permits, such as locking doors and windows, turning off the utilities, etc.

Gather and Store Important Documents in a Fire-Proof Safe or Vault

Birth certificates

Social Security cards

Ownership certificates (cars, boats, animals,house, etc.)

Insurance policies

Wills

                                         Household inventory, including:

Make a list of the contents of your home 

photographs of contents of every room of your home 

photographs of items of high value, such as jewelry, paintings, collectors' item,machinery,electronics ect.

                                         

                                            Write Out Important Information

Make a list of important information and put it in a secure location. Include on your list:

telephone numbers, such as police, fire, paramedics, and medical centers

names, addresses, and telephone numbers of your insurance agents, including policy types and numbers

 telephone numbers of the electric, gas, and water companies

names and telephone numbers of neighbors who can help or need help

name and phone number of your landlord or property manager .realtor

medical information, such as allergies, regular medications, drs

vehicle id number, year, model, and license number of your auto, boat, RV, etc.

bank's or credit union's telephone number, account types, and numbers

radio and television broadcast stations to tune to for emergency broadcast information