Earthquake Preparation Tips

shutterstock_243348055Earthquakes are unexpected, sudden rolling or shaking events caused by movement under the earth’s surface. They happen along fault lines, which are cracks in the earth’s surface, and can be felt over large areas. Earthquakes may only cause light shaking and no damage, or they can cause catastrophic damage within minutes like the recent one in Italy. Prepare yourself and your family for an earthquake with these tips:

  • Create and practice a family emergency communication plan
  • Secure items – bookshelves, mirrors, light fixtures – that have the potential to fall and cause injuries during an earthquake
  • When you feel the shaking begin, drop, cover, and hold on
  • Stay where you are until the shaking stops

Another way to earthquake preparation tip is to ensure you are adequately protected with homeowners insurance in the event that your home or property is damaged by an earthquake or other natural disasters. To learn more about ways to be better prepared for an earthquake, contact a trusted AssuredPartners NL agent at (888) 702-0901.


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