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What to do in case of an Earthquake

While many of us here in Lincoln County have never experienced a strong earthquake, that does not mean it won't happen here. It pays to be prepared for all types of emergencies, including earthquake.

The whole purpose of Emergency Preparedness to to be prepared for an emergency before it happens so that you will know what to do and have emergency supplies at hand.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency website contains good information on a variety of earthquake topics. These topics include maps to track earthquakes; publications and posters to educate yourself and others about earthquakes; and how to protect lives and property before, during, and after and earthquake.

Do you know what to do and who to contact during and after an earthquake? It is likely that you will lose access to things we take for granted - like phones, internet, access to your home, being able to drive for help, access to food and clean water. The earthquake safety guide web page has many great links to help you learn what to do during and after an earthquake. They also have resources to help teach children earthquake safety. The time to review this information is now - you may not be able to in the event of an earthquake. Be prepared - educate yourself before the need arises.

Did you know that standard commercial and homeowner's insurance policies do not cover damages resulting from earthquakes and earth movement? The Nevada Insurance Commissioner Scott Kipper has released the Nevada Division of Insurance's "Earthquake Insurance Nevada Consumer's Guide".

Information on earthquakes in and around Nevada can be found at http://www.seismo.unr.edu/Earthquake.  Information on the Nevada Earthquake Safety Council can be found at www.nbmg.unr.edu/nesc.


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