SURVIVING EVENTS THAT THREATEN YOUR HOME

If advised to leave do so. If trapped, follow these tips. 

Earthquakes 

No particular room will keep you safe .Shelter under a sturdy piece of furniture, or against an interior wall or doorway away from windows, bookcases, and tall furniture.

Floods 

Head for an attic or upper story. If there’s time move valuables to upper floors, and fill bathtubs and sinks with water. Position sand bags to keep water away from your home. 

Hurricanes 

Nail the shutters down or cover windows with 1/2 –inch-thick-plywood (tape won’t do the trick) Move to a room in the center of your home with few or no windows. 

Thunderstorms 

Draw the blinds and shades to contain breaking glass, unplug appliances, and stay off the phone- the lines conduct electricity. Avoid bathing or running water for the same reason. 

Tornadoes 

Head to the basement. If you don’t have one, huddle in a closet, bathroom, or center hallway on the lowest floor. In a high-rise, pick a hallway in the center of the building. 

Winter storm 

Camp near the fireplace. If you don’t have one, go to the best insulated room. Close all doors and windows to retain warmth. 

Volcanoes 

No particular room will keep you safe during a volcanic eruption. Be sure to close doors, windows, dampers, and vents to keep ash particles out.

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One response to “SURVIVING EVENTS THAT THREATEN YOUR HOME

  1. Volcanoes might be a problem when I retire to Hawaii, although no lava has flowed in the immediate area of my property there for over 100 years. Of course, they also get hurricanes and tsunamis…but my lot is above the 1000′ level, so the latter won’t be an issue for me either.

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