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Earthquake Preparedness

Everyone talks about "The Big One" and when it will happen, but no one knows for sure. Chilliwack could experience an earthquake that causes damage and injury.

Before an Earthquake

A few steps you can take to be better prepared in case of an earthquake include:

During an Earthquake

Drop, Cover and Hold On:

  • DROP down onto your hands and knees (before the earthquake knocks you down).
  • COVER your head and neck (and your entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk. If there is no shelter nearby, only then should you get down near an interior wall (or next to low-lying furniture that won't fall on you), and cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.
  • HOLD ON to your shelter (or to your head and neck) until the shaking stops.

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