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Tips on how to Prepare Yourself for a Southern California Earthquake

 Recent and sudden earthquakes over the summer in and around Orange County, serve as a reminder that it’s time to start getting prepared for the next possible earthquake. Earthquakes are unpredictable, but you can always prepare yourself, your home and your vehicle to prevent further damage and be prepared for anything once the next disaster hits. Here are some helpful tips on what to do during an earthquake and what you can do to prepare for it.

Make sure your car is prepared and ready for anything. Keep it regularly maintained and repair all damages so you’ll always be ready to hit the road in an emergency. Irvine Auto Center has you covered when it comes to vehicle maintenance services and collision repairs. Come visit us today near Lake Forest, CA to see what we can do for you.


Prep Your House

As mentioned, earthquakes can do unpredictable damage, but you can do your best to minimize your vulnerability by taking steps to prepare. Start by making sure all items that can fall during an earthquake are secure. In addition, make sure your bed placement is not in line of a bookshelf or anything that can fall on you while you’re in bed. Look around your home and use your judgment to figure out how you can best avoid harm from falling objects.


Make A Plan

Much like those earthquake drills you did in school instructed, you might want to devise and practice a plan with your family or your roommates if disaster were to strike. Designate who will be grabbing what in the house, the routes you will take and where to meet in case you get separated. It may sound and be silly to practice but staying safe and being prepared is never a laughing matter.


Make A Supply Kit

You and whoever you’re living with knows yourselves the best. Only put essentials into your supply kit. You want to be sure that this is easily accessible and that you can carry it with you wherever you may end up going.

Here are a couple of examples of things you may want to include when making your simple supply kit. Keep in mind you want to make sure you have enough supplies for everyone that the supply kit will be serving.

  • Nonperishable food
  • Water
  • Flashlights and a battery
  • First aid kid
  • Any prescribed or other forms of over the counter medication

Make sure you store your kit in a place that you can remember and get to easily. You can also make several kits to store in your vehicle and workplace because you never know when disaster may strike.

You want to make sure you’re prepared and ready for anything when unpredictable natural disasters occur. You may not ever need to use these tips, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Make sure your car is ready for anything. Schedule a service appointment today to ensure that your car can get you where you need to be in no time without any hassle at Irvine Auto Center, located near Aliso Viejo, CA.

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