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Sat Jul 6, 2019, 02:30 AM

Drop, Cover, and Hold new style. A few important tips that might go against what you and I

learned.

1. The door frame is no stronger than the inner walls of your house away from the possibility of
breaking glass and falling objects.

2. Donít run about seeking cover as you might injure yourself in the process or falling stuff get you before you reach cover.

3. Donít immediately go outside and when you do stay away from falling building parts, glass, power lines etc.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-drop-cover-hold-on-20161020-snap-htmlstory.html

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Reply Drop, Cover, and Hold new style. A few important tips that might go against what you and I (Original post)
emmaverybo Jul 2019 OP
BigmanPigman Jul 2019 #1
emmaverybo Jul 2019 #3
Raine Jul 2019 #2
emmaverybo Jul 2019 #4

Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 02:44 AM

1. Since I had to be prepared in case one hit while I was teaching my

first graders I learned what to do after the big one in Japan. Apparently the new plan is to crouch NEXT to a desk, not under it. It makes sense if you visualize it. If the ceiling were to come down it would crash on the table and break leaving a little "A" shape space next to the desk/table (a 45į angle really). The desk top could come down on you with the weight of the ceiling/roof. Fortunately I never had to test this theory.

MY plan is to go and get in my car and move it and keep it out in the open, not near buildings and power lines since I might end up living in it if my home building isn't safe. If roads are damaged aren't repaired immediately I could be living in it a for few days. I have plans up the wazoo.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 03:29 AM

3. I always have wondered if the desk could prove unsafe. Thanks for sharing. NT

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 03:06 AM

2. THANKS for the info and link. nt

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Response to Raine (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 03:30 AM

4. You are very welcome. I like your signature. NT

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