Earthquake

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    WHAT TO DO DURING A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE:

    • DO NOT evacuate the building.

    • If indoors: Duck, Cover and Hold.

    • If no cover is available, stay near an interior wall and shield your head and face from falling debris

    • Stay away from windows, tall objects, and overhead lights.

    • Science laboratory occupants should seek shelter in hallways to escape possible toxic fumes.

    • Assist any disabled persons with finding a protected location. (See Evacuating Disabled & Buildings.)

    • Wheelchair-bound persons should be placed in doorways or any other structurally sound area of the room . Be sure to LOCK the brakes!

    • If outdoors: Stay clear of trees, buildings, light poles, and power poles.

    WHAT TO DO AFTER A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE:

    • Evacuate the building. Watch for falling glass, debris, and electrical wires.

    • Assist any persons with disabilities with exiting the building. (See Evacuating Disabled & Buildings.)

    • Proceed to the nearest, safest assembly area and maintain a safe distance from trees, buildings, light poles, and power poles.

    • Follow emergency procedures as directed by campus officials.

    • DO NOT re-enter the building until directed to do so by campus officials.

    • Be prepared for aftershocks.

    • Check for injuries and assist with first aid. DO NOT move the seriously injured unless absolutely necessary or there is a threat to his or your safety.

    • Teachers/supervisors/managers, make note of any individuals who may be missing.

    • Assist those who are experiencing anxiety.