The Great ShakeOut: Step Six – Improve Safety

This is a big topic and deserves careful consideration. Let’s start with the moment the ground stops shaking - evaluate your surroundings and check for injuries and damage that need immediate attention.

First take care of your own situation. Remember your emergency plans. Aftershocks may cause additional damage or items to fall, so get to a safe location. Use your “grab-and-go” disaster supplies as needed.

Letting People Know You Are OK

We are fortunate to have a RED Card/GREEN card program here. If you need help, display the RED Card in a front window. If you are okay, display the GREEN card.

For additional information on when you should evacuate, if you are trapped, helping the injured, preventing further injuries or damage, letting people know you’re okay and staying connected click here:

The best way to be prepared is to practice. Watch for daily updates and plan to participate in the 2018 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on October 18 at 10:18 am.