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Prepare Your Home for an Earthquake With These Three Easy Tips
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Prepare Your Home for an Earthquake With These Three Easy Tips

Patrick Allan, Gawker Media

Prepare Your Home for an Earthquake With These Three Easy Tips

Depending on where you live, earthquakes can be fairly common. They may not be the earth-shattering quakes you see in disaster movies, but it only takes a little shaking to wreck your stuff. Here a few easy tips for making your home more quake-proof.

Ross S. Stein , a geophysicist at Stanford University, has a few simple suggestions to get your home ready for minor quakes:

  1. Bolt heavy objects to the wall, like televisions, artwork, shelving, and even furniture that could topple over.
  2. Latch cupboards containing glass and other breakables.
  3. 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 . You can learn more about earthquake preparedness at the link below.

http://lifehacker.com/5976362/the-co...

How to Prepare for an Earthquake | The New York Times Magazine

Photo by e.d.vanc .

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