Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Earthquakes, Part 2

Hello....We are having some crazy weather over our country - thank you Global Warming.....Oklahoma has had its share of the craziness over the past couple of years, but the most intriguing has nothing to do with weather, but earthquakes.  We have been experiencing a large number of quakes, especially in the past year.  Normally we aren't known for our numerous quakes, but something is definitely going on now.

I thought it might be a good time to run a series of three posts dealing with earthquakes - the first one, last week, deals with what to do before a quake hits, the second, today - what to do during a quake, and the third - what to do after the quake.

So, here we go...

During The Quake:

1.  “Drop, Cover and Hold” - DROP to the floor; take COVER under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, seek cover against an interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms. HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
2.  Stay away from glass or bookshelves, mirrors or other items that could fall.
3.  If outside: stand in an open area away from underpasses and overpasses, buildings, trees, telephone, and electrical lines.
4.  If on the road: drive away from underpasses and overpasses; stop in a safe area; stay in your vehicle. 

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