Questions answered by Mark Benthien in this video:
  • What are the key considerations when preparing for an earthquake?
  • How can I secure my home for an earthquake?
  • What is earthquake "retrofitting"?
  • How do I make my home's foundation more earthquake safe?
  • How do I make my refrigerator more earthquake safe?
  • How do I make my water heater more earthquake safe?
  • How do I make my cabinets more earthquake safe?
  • How do I make my television more earthquake safe?
  • Where are my home's utilities?
  • What tools should I have on hand in the event of an earthquake?
  • What are the essential elements of an earthquake disaster plan?
  • What is in a disaster supplies kit?
  • Why should I have extra cash on hand in the event of an earthquake?
  • What types of food and water should I have?
  • What earthquake supplies should I keep near my bed?

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