Prepare Your Home for an Earthquake With These Three Easy Tips
Depending on where you live,
Ross S. Stein , a geophysicist at Stanford University, has a few simple suggestions to get your home ready for minor quakes:
Bolt heavy objects to the wall, like televisions, artwork, shelving, and even furniture that could topple over.
Latch cupboards containing glass and other breakables.
Keep a headlamp by your bed because the power will probably go out.
Stein lives only three miles from the legendary San Andreas fault himself, so he also keeps a crowbar under his bed in case he needs to jimmy open a door, and he has a
good stock of emergency supplies on hand
How to Prepare for an Earthquake | The New York Times Magazine
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