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1. Look for items in your home that could become a hazard in an earthquake:
Repair defective electrical wiring, leaky gas and
      inflexible utility connections. Bolt down water heaters
      and gas appliances.
   - Place large or heavy objects on lower shelves. Fasten
      shelves to walls. Brace high and top-heavy objects.
   - Store bottled foods, glass, china and other breakables
      on low shelves or in cabinets that can fasten shut.
   - Check and repair deep plaster cracks in ceilings and
       foundations. Get expert advice, especially if there
       are signs of structural defects.
   - Be sure the house is firmly anchored to its foundation.

2. Know where and how to shut off electricity, gas and
     water at main switches and valves.

3. Hold earthquake drills with your family.
- Locate safe spots in each room under a sturdy table or
      against an inside wall. Reinforce this information by
      physically placing yourself and your family in these
   - Identify danger zones in each room near windows where
      glass can shatter or near bookcases or furniture that
      can fall over. During an earthquake, each family
      member should move away from these danger zones
      to the nearest safe spot.

4. Develop a plan for reuniting your family after an earthquake. 
Establish an out-of-state telephone contact
     for family members to call to let others know that they
     are okay.

5. Review your insurance policies. 
Some damage may be covered
     even without specific earthquake insurance. Protect
     important home and business papers.

6. Last, but not least, check your HOME SURVIVAL KIT.

          An earthquake can occur at any time.
                  The time to prepare is now.

Thank you for reading.  Have a safe day.
Info: Hawaii County Civil Defense: 935-0031 


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