Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / by Angie Hsieh
For the past few weeks, all we've seen on social media is the earthquake and when will it hit again. Many of us debated about where we should be and what we should be doing during and after the earthquake. As I was holding on for my dear life on a concrete bollard at the Brea Olinda Sport Center when the 1st earthquake hit…. I realized, we should earthquake proof our homes as well as have a plan and a earthquake kit.
After much discussion and research, we found that... Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. Click Here to find out why!
According to the LA times here are 9 things you should do to prepare:
1.TVs and bookshelves straps
2.Cabinet locks for kitchen cabinets
3.Adhesive/Wax or Velcro to hold the items on shelves
4.Screw Hook or Earthquake-specific hangers for mirrors/Pictures or paintings
5.Keep wine, liquor, chemicals low to the ground and secured in wooden boxes
6.Strap your water heater (if you just bought your home, it should be correct)
7.Upgrade your fireplace from brick to metal
8.Brace your home- Bolt your home to the foundation
9.The unexpected/miscellaneous (click link for more)
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There are many earthquake kits out there for you to buy, here are a list of the best ones according to TheSpruce.com: Click Here
But a basic recommended emergency supply kit should include: Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation. Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert.
Of course, don’t forget your furry babies: Click Here
If you have any questions about Earthquake Insurance, please contact my trusted Insurance Agent Shelly Hong for more information: