Now, we move on to the preparation of the plan. A family plan should definitely include the following items:

Identify Safe Areas in the House:

– Conduct a survey of your apartment with your parents to determine the safest places.

– Designate inside corners of interior load-bearing walls.

– Lie in the fetal position next to a stable chair, sofa, or bed, avoiding locations near windows or cabinets with mirrored or glass doors.

– Learn to assume a safe position and correct posture as quickly as possible.

Establish Exit Routes:

– Know in advance the shortest and safest way out of each room, considering the possibility of earthquakes occurring at night.

– Always carry a flashlight.

– Never use an elevator, as there is a risk of getting stuck.

– Familiarize Yourself with Utility Controls:

– Know how and where to turn off lights, gas, and water.

Coordinate Meeting Locations:

– Agree with all family members on meeting places after an earthquake, especially if your house is damaged and inaccessible.

– Establish two meeting places, such as one near the school and another at your grandmother’s house.

Arrange Emergency Contacts:

– Specify who outside of your town you will call to report your condition and location.

– This is necessary in case you do not meet your family.