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During an Earthquake

  • Stay in the building. Do not evacuate.
  • Duck, cover, and hold – Take shelter under a desk, table, in a doorway or similar place.
  • Stay away from overhead fixtures, windows, filing cabinets, and bookcases.
  • If you are outside, move away from buildings, trees, power lines and roadways.

After an Earthquake

  • Quickly gather your keys, wallets, purses, etc. and evacuate the building following Building Evacuation Procedures.
  • Go to the Designated Assembly Area and wait for instructions from emergency personnel.
  • Report any injured or trapped persons and safety hazards: fire, electrical, gas leaks, etc.
  • Do not leave the Designated Assembly Area or re-enter the building until directed by an authorized person.
  • Avoid using telephones except for emergencies.