Preparing for & Responding to Specific Hazards

Preparing for & Responding to Specific Hazards


Facebook Recommend Twitter Tweet EarthquakeEarthquakes happen often in Uinta County and they are constantly monitored by a USGS station at the University of Utah. There are many things you can do to prepare your home and family for an Earthquake.

Surviving an earthquake and reducing its health impact requires preparation, planning, and practice.
Far in advance, you can gather emergency supplies, identify and reduce possible hazards in your home, and practice what to do during and after an earthquake.
Learning what actions to take can help you and your family to remain safe and healthy in the event of an earthquake. In most situations, you will reduce your chance of injury from falling objects (and even building collapse) if you immediately find an area next to an object of substance where there will be a void created if walls collapse, and cover your head. Example

Before an Earthquake

During an Earthquake

After an Earthquake

Additional Resources

Health and Safety Concerns for All Disasters

Illnesses, injuries, carbon monoxide poisoning, animals & insects, food, water, cleanup, mold, environmental concerns, and coping with a disaster.Learn more.

Be Ready! Earthquakes

This infographic includes important tips on being ready before and during an earthquake.
Be Ready! Poster for Earthquakes
Be Ready! Earthquakes