Earthquake Safety and Preparedness: Don’t Get Caught Off Guard

Residents of Southern California know that an earthquake can happen at any time. While some locations are more prone to quakes than others are, everyone should be prepared for an earthquake.

Tips for earthquake safety

Make sure that you have enough food and water for yourself and your family. This should include one gallon of water per person, per day. Food should be easy to open and not require heating. Rotate your stored food supply to keep it fresh. Have a first aid kit available and never light matches where there is potential for a broken gas line.

Secure heavy pictures, bookcases and appliances in your residence. Low cost kits are available for this and the kits are easy to install. According to FEMA, most injuries occur from objects falling, glass breaking or walls collapsing. Take shelter under a heavy table or strong doorway. Stay away from windows.

Homeowners and renters insurance policies do not normally include protection from earthquake damage. Southern California residents should have a separate policy. Stromsoe Insurance Agency has professionals ready to help you understand what is covered under an earthquake insurance policy. Contact Stromsoe Insurance Agency today and get the lowest rates for the protection you need.

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