Earthquake Safety at Home

This guide will show you why you should care about earthquakes wherever you live, and how you can Prepare, Protect, Survive, Respond, Recover and Repair. It will help you become familiar with why and where earthquakes might occur and discuss steps you can take to adequately prepare and protect yourself, your family, and your belongings. These steps are wide ranging and include actions to prepare for an earthquake, such as developing family response plans, assembling earthquake disaster supplies, securing heavy objects and furniture, retrofitting your home, and more. During and immediately after an earthquake, guidelines for survival will help keep your family safe. Following an earthquake, recommendations for recovery and repair will help your family resume regular activities as quickly as possible.