Earthquake Safety Tips
If you are indoors, follow these steps:
- Drop -- Drop down to the floor.
- Cover -- Take cover under a sturdy desk, table or other furniture. If that is not possible, seek cover against an interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms. Avoid danger spots near windows, hanging objects, mirrors or tall furniture.
- Hold On -- If you take cover under a sturdy piece of furniture, hold on to it and be prepared to move with it. HOLD the position until the ground stops shaking and it is safe to move.
Preparedness ResourcesEarthquake Awareness and Preparedness Guide (IEMA)
The Day the Earth Shook Earthquake Safety Video Game
Ready Illinois Earthquake Safety Page