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 week of February 22 through 26, 2010 was set aside as Earthquake Awareness Week. It is timely advice, with the recent strong earthquake that caused so much death and disruption in Haiti, followed by another strong earthquake in Chili a few weeks later.
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.
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".