-Don't panic. Listen to radio and television reports to learn what actions have been recommended.
-Stay home until directed to do otherwise by officials.
-If you need immediate medical attention for a life threatening emergency, call 911.
-Stay where you are, if you're indoors, stay inside. If you're outside, stay outside.
-If you're indoors, stand against a wall near the center of the building, stand in a doorway, or crawl under heavy furniture. Stay away from windows and outside doors.
-If you are outdoors, stay in the open away from power lines or anything that might fall.
-Don't use open flame, since there may be broken gas lines.
-If you are in a car, stop the car and stay in it until the earthquake stops.
-Expect aftershocks, stay away from damaged buildings.
-Plan several different places you could go and find out where designated shelters are in your area.
-Know the evacuation plans for important locations (work, school, etc.).
-Hotels and motels fill up fast during evacuations. Call and make sure there is room before driving there.
-Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.
-Take your go bag emergency kit.
-Lock your house.
-Leave a note telling people when you left and where you are going.
-Use authorized routes.
-When you are safe, call your out-of-area contact and let him or her know where you are.
-Stay out of the sun. If you must be in the sun, wear sunscreen.
-Avoid overexertion and strenuous outdoor activities.
-Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes that cover as much skin as possible.
-Consume plenty of non-alcoholic, non-caffinated fluids. Water, diluted juices and electrolyte solutions are best. Stay away from carbonated drinks.
-Stay in the shade as much as possible.
-Keep rooms well ventilated with air conditioners and fans. Keep windows open if necessary.
-Never leave children, the elderly, or those who require special care in the heat.
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