Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning and can occur at any time of the year, both day and night. They can happen anywhere — where you live, work, at school or even on vacation. The American Red Cross recommends that everyone participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill on October 20 and join millions of people around the world to practice what to do during an earthquake.
EARTHQUAKE SAFETY During an earthquake, do not try to move around. Drop, cover and hold on. Try to protect your head and torso. If you are sitting at a desk or table, get under it. Otherwise drop wherever you are.
DOWNLOAD RED CROSS APPS Download the free Red Cross Emergency app for tips on what to do before, during and after earthquakes and other disasters. Get trained in first aid and CPR/AED skills and download the Red Cross First Aid app, so you’ll know what to do if emergency help is delayed.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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