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Earthquake Preparedness Quiz Answers:
Question 1: What should you do if you experience an earthquake at home or office?
Correct Answer: Hide under a sturdy piece of furniture (desk/table), cover neck/head with arms
Pro Tip: The most important thing is to take cover and remain there until the shaking has stopped.
Question 2: What should you do if you are in bed when an earthquake strikes?
Correct Answer: Stay in bed and cover yourself until shaking stops.
Pro Tip: Use a pillow to cover your head and neck.
Question 3: What should you do if you are outside when an earthquake occurs?
Correct Answer: Move to a clear area away from trees, buildings, electrical wires and poles
Pro Tip: They key here is to avoid areas that could have falling hazards.
Question 4: What should you do if you are driving when an earthquake occurs?
Correct Answer: Pull over, stay in car, avoid bridges, powerlines
Pro Tip: As long as you are away from falling hazards (Bridges, powerlines, etc) your car is a safe place to ride out an earthquake.
Question 5: How long after an earthquake can aftershocks occur?
Correct Answer: Up to weeks after
Pro Tip: Aftershocks can sometimes be stronger than the initial earthquake. Be sure to stay aware of your surroundings after a initial earthquake.
Question 6: How long should you wait to turn your gas back on after a major earthquake?
Correct Answer: Never, wait for the utility company to do it
Pro Tip: Have a gas shut off tool stored by your gas line so you can shut off your gas after an earthquake.
Question 7: How many gallons of drinking water should you have on reserve?
Correct Answer: 1 gallon per person, per day for 1 week
Pro Tip: In dire situations you can find water in various places throughout the home: The Water Heater and the back of the toilet (although I would save that for last!)
Question 8: How much non-perishable food should you have stored for an earthquake?
Correct Answer: 1 week of food per person
Pro Tip: Rotate your food supply every 6 months or buy non-perishable MRE style meals that have 5+ Year expiration dates.
Question 9: If you had to evacuate, what is the one thing you would grab before leaving your home?
Answer: Earthquake/Emergency Bag
Pro Tip: Build or Buy an Earthquake Bag- These bags should have food, water, first-aid, communication tools and other emergency essentials packed away.
Question 10: If you were separated from family during an earthquake, how would you reunite?
Answer: We would meet a pre-planned location
Pro Tip: Plan ahead. Cell Phones and the internet may not work for days after a major earthquake.
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