Earthquake

If Indoors:

  • Stay in your office
  • Take protective action is building is threatened.
  • Keep clients away from windows and outside walls.
  • Take shelter under desks, tables, and heavy furniture.
  • Turn off or disconnect any electrical or gas operated appliances.
  • Be alert to any developing threats such as broken water pipes or electrical wires.
  • Be prepared to evacuate if advised to do so.
  • If advised to evacuate, follow the fire drill plan.
  • Leave doors to room open to prevent jamming.

If Outdoors:

  • Move away from building to open space. Avoid overhead wires and utility poles.
  • Lie flat and face down. Wait for earth to stop moving.
  • Do not light fires or touch any fallen wires.
  • Do not enter building until authorized to do so.