Practice Earthquake Drills

Earthquake Drills

Encourage your family and co-workers to participate in earthquake drills. Reviewed and practice these emergency procedures periodically.

Practice Taking Cover:

Practice taking cover as if an earthquake were taking place. This will make people aware of the safest places in their immediate environment.

Practice Exiting:

Walk through the possible escape routes from your home and work place. Check to see if the planned exits are clear, and if they can become blocked in an earthquake.

Practice Shutoff:

Practice turning off electricity and water at your home and office. Be sure everyone can do this quickly. Know how to turn off gas but do not practice this step. (Once gas is turned off, for safety reasons, only your utility company should turn it back on.

These tips were developed by California’s Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.