What to do in case of an earthquake? It is better to be prepared

doWhat to do in case of an earthquake? It is one of those frequent questions that we ask ourselves because in a moment of emergency, panic could take over us.

Moms wisely say that a forewarned woman is worth two. That is exactly what we must take into account when facing an alarm situation due to a natural disaster, since intelligent action at such times can be the difference between living or dying.

Colombia is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of ​​high seismic intensity, in addition to having the second place in the world with the highest activity of tremors per day: La Mesa de los Santos, Santander. For these reasons, it is always important to know how to react with a cool head to save your life and help preserve many more.

If you have always wanted to know what it means to dream of an earthquake or you want to have the necessary knowledge to act calmly in a possible natural event like this, we give you some tips that will be of great help to you, share them with your family and friends!

What to do in case of an earthquake in the house?

There are two moments during an earthquake: during and after. The first few moments will tell you how strong the telluric movement is, so make sure there are no cracks in the walls or broken glass. Stay away from windows or places where blunt objects can fall. Avoid panic and if you feel safer, get into the fetal position under a table or look for the popular triangle of life, made up of the space that forms next to large and resistant objects such as sofas or other types of furniture. Do not forget to always have a suitcase at home with a flashlight, batteries, a radio and a bottle of water. Keep in mind the evacuation routes and the meeting point arranged in the area of ​​your residence.

What to do in case of an earthquake at school?

Children and young people must also be given a good education to deal with these events, through the respective drills that lead them to suddenly take the necessary steps to act during an evacuation. It is vital to teach them simple actions that do not allow panic to take hold of them. These are the measures that should be followed in a school:

  • Identify safety zones.
  • Go to the meeting point that has been established by the directives and security team.
  • Locate the brigadista and follow the instructions that this person may give.
  • Leave the classroom without running, pushing and/or yelling.
  • Do not return to the closed school facilities until an expert report is made to find out possible damage to the infrastructure.

What to do in case of an earthquake in the street?

The streets are a really dangerous place in the middle of an earthquake. Although when people are indoors and an earth movement starts they want to flee to the open roads, this may not be the best idea. Think about it with a cool head and determine the risks. If you are in the street, the first thing you should do is get away from places where there is glass, tall buildings and light poles that could fall to the ground. Do not try to run in the street because you could fall and cause an accident or a stampede. If your decision is to throw yourself on the floor, do it in clear areas and where you allow other people to circulate. Go to a meeting point to register and be on official lists that account for your survival.

Are these simple tips for acting in the middle of an earthquake clear to you? We want to know your opinion on this post and don’t forget to share it on your social networks because you could save lives.