Saturday, April 8, 2017

This Ultimate Earthquake Survival Tips Will Surely Save Your Life One Day - MUST READ!

Natural disasters are beyond our control. It may happen in just a blink of an eye.

We often don't get a memo before it will occur or strike. All we can do is prepare of ourselves for the worst.

So, we must know the safety precautions when earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, volcanic eruption, hurricanes, and other events occur.

Here are some of the do's and don'ts before, during and after an earthquake:

BEFORE AN EARTHQUAKE
  • In every house there must be a first aid kit.
This is to ensure that you can get treated right in an instant just in case help is still on their way. Do not limit your kits to only medicinal purpose but add some foods and supplies.


The general contents of an emergency survival kit depend on the location but the basic components should address the needs of first aid, food, water, shelter, navigation, and signalling. Survival kits will often include a combination of the following:

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- Bandages
- Adhesive tape
- Rubbing alcohol
- Burn cream
- Aspirin
- Water in sealed containers
- Canned food
- High-energy foods such as chocolate or emergency food bars
- Dry food items such as dried fruits, cereals, nuts or roasted grams
- Whistle - Signal mirror
- High power LED light (able to have batteries replaced, and carry an extra battery)
- Laser pointer with lithium batteries, for superior signaling range
- Pen/pencil and paper
- Fixed-blade knife or Swiss Army knife
- Can opener
- Candles and matches for light
  • Objects that can easily be shaken up should be well secured.
Picture frames and mirrors should be secured to a wall, use wall studs for cabinets and book cases and with flexible nylon straps secure your electronic gadgets.
  • Gas tanks with leak and defective electrical wiring should be repaired.
Ask help from someone who has a background with these problems. Never attempt to do it on your own.

DURING AN EARTHQUAKE
  • If you are indoors, stay inside.

Never panic. Try to hide under these things such as tables, chairs, desks or somewhere that can protect you from falling objects. Avoid being in the windows and exterior walls. According to research, people who attempt to leave the building while it is still shaking can lead to most injuries. So, it is advised to stay inside and wait until the shaking stops.

  • If you are outdoors, stay outside.
Stay away from trees, power lines, streetlights, utility wires, and buildings. Go to an open area to avoid falling objects or structures. If you happened to be in a mountainous area landslide might occur and tsunamis on places near the ocean.
  • If you are driving, slow down.

If you think it is safe to pull over do it. Fasten your seat belt and remain seated on your car until the earthquake is over. Stay away from any buildings, large signs, trees, under power lines, and under bridges and overpasses.

AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE
  • After earthquakes, there will be aftershocks.

Be prepared and seek cover. Stay calm and offer a helping hand if you can. Wearing thick clothes are also advised. This is to prevent your body from getting injuries. Using your first aid kit, treat the wounds.
  • If you are trapped, don't panic.
Do not use a match because if there's a gas leak it can cause explosion. Stay still and don't kick dust. Cover your mouth with a handkerchief or piece of cloth. When asking for help, tap on a wall or pipe. You can also use a whistle if it is available. When you can't think of any way, your last option is to shout but remember it can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.

Source: Elite Readers