Arkansas Could Get Next Big Quake: Here’s How You Can Prepare

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Following the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Napa, California, last weekend, Arkansas residents may be wondering what to do should such an event ever happen here. While the Arkansas seismic zone may not be as historically active as California, we have seen our fair share of tremors and are amongst active fault lines. We at gGreen.com hope to never need this information, but we also believe that it pays to stay informed and be prepared. We encourage our friends and family to do the same!

HOW CAN I PREPARE?

  • Practice “drop, cover, and hold” in your safe place. If you don’t have sturdy furniture to hold onto, sit on the floor next to an interior wall and cover your head and neck with your arms.
  • Know fire evacuation and earthquake plans for all the buildings you occupy regularly.
  • Keep emergency supplies in an easily accessible location.

WHAT SHOULD I DO DURING AN EARTHQUAKE?

  • Drop, cover, and hold on!
  • Stay indoors and away from windows.
  • If you are outside when the shaking starts, find a clear spot and drop to the ground.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE?

  • Drop, cover, and hold on during aftershocks.
  • Check yourself for injuries, and help injured or trapped persons if it is safe to do so.
  • Let your family know you’re safe.

Image source: United States Geological Survey, usgs.gov

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