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Earthquakes are one of the most destructive natural events on Earth. We can't predict small earthquakes let alone massive ones. It is never too early to prepare your home for an earthquake to minimize damage and increase your chances of survival.
Here's a simple guide to help you earthquake-proof your home safely and easily.
Avoid Blocking Your Exits
Start by moving or placing the large furniture, such as refrigerators and cabinets, far from the door. This furniture may block your exits or fall over you during a major earthquake. Ensure to provide yourself with an exit to go out of your house after the quake.
Place Glassware and Cutlery Carefully
It would be best to store dishes, glassware, and other breakable utensils in the lower cabinets to prevent them from falling out and breaking. If it isn't possible, you should ensure that the cabinets are closed tightly to protect yourself from flying glassware and utensils. This also applies to drawers containing sharp objects, such as knives.
Arrange Artwork, Mirrors, and Other Dangerous Objects in Low Places
Place your shelves and large artwork away from your bed, as they could cause serious injury to you if it falls during earthquakes. It would be best if you also placed your mirrors low as they shatter easily.
Other Indoor Earthquake Safety Measures
Besides strategic positioning, you can take additional indoor earthquake safety precautions to protect your belongings and firmly earthquake-proof your home. Other safety measures include the following:
Earthquake safety measures could protect you during an earthquake by providing an exit route and ensuring nothing heavy or sharp would be thrown at you. Although it is difficult to anticipate every possible scenario, acquiring insurance and doing early preventive measures is one way to be prepared, protect yourself, and secure the recovery of your house in the event of a tragedy.
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