3 Steps to Prepare for an Earthquake in Utah

Earthquakes a Normal Process Within the Earth

Does the United States have frequent earthquakes and is this normal?

Yes. The United States experiences hundreds of small earthquakes every year. However, these earthquakes go unnoticed as they are so little and most citizens do not feel their effects.  It is the more significant earthquakes that citizens must be ever-mindful of and prepare through at least three steps of preparedness.

Is there information about possible earthquake activity in Utah and the steps that citizens can take to protect themselves?

Yes. The Utah disaster specialists compiled a helpful book that anyone can download that give valuable information and tips for earthquake preparedness.

Why Should Citizens Prepare for Something that Probably will not Happen?

It is never a question of if but a matter of when. Geologists are satisfied, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the United States will experience a significant, devastating earthquake.

Can Utah residents prepare and what are the three top preparedness tips?

Duck, cover, and hold

#1.  Keep possessions around your home secured.

Take a good look at where you place items throughout your home. Ask yourself,

What possessions are there that could fall and hurt someone or what can I bolt down?

Move items to a more secure place or closer to ground level. The things that cannot be moved easily need to be bolted down and secured to prevent them from falling, causing someone injury.

#2.  Gather emergency supplies and keep them together, in one place for easy access.

  • It is vital to have all emergency equipment in one place for easy access in the event an earthquake strikes. Be sure to have the bare necessities such as
  • Portable radio
  • Extra batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Comfortable slip-on tennis shoes for walking and running
  • Water to last for at least three days gallons of water
  • Necessary medicine and routine medicine to be added at a moments notice
  • First aid kit
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Glucometer if diabetic
  • Protein Bars
  • Packages of food
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Carry the earthquake preparedness booklet by the Utah government for a quick reference guide.

#3.  Stay put!

Whether in bed, in a wheelchair, driving in a car, walking outdoors, in a crowded stadium, or high rise apartment, stay put because Injuries and death are less likely if not moving or running around. After the quake stops, carefully assess the damages and help locate any injured persons, and be mindful of aftershocks.

What are the simplest things to remember in the event of a major earthquake in Utah?

Duck, cover, hold and contact the Utah disaster specialists to assist with cleanup.

Citizens across the United States live every day under the threat of a significant earthquake. The most important thing to keep in mind is to be prepared and not be caught off-guard. Access Utah’s preparedness guide and store this guide with all other emergency response equipment if a major quake happens in your area of Utah. Know Utah preparedness by Utah disaster specialists in 24/7 emergency services. These professionals work hard for customers and not insurance companies. UtahFloodCleanup.com,  provide free consults, free estimates, and free inspection. Our locally owned and operated clean up company offer a five-year warranty on all our work at affordable pricing for issues related to,

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