Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. is registered to join more than 22 million people from around the globe as they Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15 AM local time to practice how to respond to an earthquake. Practicing these steps is just one of the ways you can prepare for tremors.
As with any disaster, there are several things you can do to be safe. The Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) provides details about what to do before, during, and after an earthquake to protect yourself and your family.
ECA’s Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety will teach you how to survive and recover wherever you live, work, or travel. The steps are:
- Secure Your Space
- Plan to be Safe
- Organize Disaster Supplies
- Minimize Financial Hardship
- Drop, Cover, and Hold On
- Improve Safety
- Reconnect and Restore
To learn more about these steps, visit the ECA website.