Earthquake activity has increased in Oklahoma over the last few years and U.S. Geological Survey seismologists have stated the frequency is likely to continue and may potentially become worse. If you haven’t yet thought about how to prepare your Oklahoma apartment for an earthquake, below are some tips you can use to get yourself ready.
BEFORE AN EARTHQUAKE
Because you don’t know where you may be when an earthquake hits, a few preparation steps will go a long way to keep you safe.
Create an Emergency Kit
Set up emergency kits for your apartment and car. Among items the American Red Cross recommends including are:
First-aid kit and medications
Non-perishable food (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home) – and don’t forget a can opener
One gallon of water per person per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)