Different Earthquake, Same Question: Are You Ready?

Chile earthquakeWhen the Haiti earthquake struck in January, the incident was a wake-up call to the rest of the world, and we encouraged readers to prepare an earthquake emergency kit. Last week, a devastatingly large earthquake hit Chile — an 8.8 magnitude that has left near 1,000 dead. Today, we’re asking you the same question we did less than two months ago:

Are you ready yet?

We really want to stress the importance of having an emergency kit ready. If anything, this last earthquake proves that a disaster can happen at any given point in time. Take a look at the following resources to help prepare you for a possible earthquake emergency.

1. Preparing an Earthquake Kit — This article from Coast will tell you everything you need to know about a first-rate earthquake kit.

2. Uses of LED Lanterns in Emergency Situations — This article will give you an idea regarding the versatility of LED lanterns.

3. The following three articles are produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a branch of Homeland Security:

What to do before an earthquake

What to do during an earthquake

What to do after an earthquake

Use these resources to educate and motivate yourself to prepare for a disaster like an earthquake. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

[photo: pablo/T]

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply