can strike without warning, and being prepared for such a disaster can =
mean the difference between life and death. Here are some tips to help =
you and your loved ones make it through a quake. Randy forwarded these =
for grif net blog use 20 years ago. They need =
~ Those living =
in areas not prone to earthquakes can respond quickly to the plight of =
disaster victims in quake zones by complacently smirking and saying, =
"I told you so."
~ To minimize =
loss and damage in a quake, try not to own =
~ Practice =
your burrowing-out-from-under-40-tons-of-rubble skills ahead of =
~ Look out =
your window often. If you see a large, zig-zag-shaped crevasse moving =
rapidly from the horizon toward your home, step either to the right or =
~ Do you have =
a treasured childhood toy? Perhaps a stuffed animal, such as a teddy =
bear? Well, let’s see Mr. Bear help you now!
~ For those =
who fear earthquakes, it may comfort you to know that a majority of the =
damage during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake did not come from the =
tremors themselves. Instead, it was from the raging, out-of-control =
fires that consumed most of the city.
~ A doorway is =
the safest place to be during a quake. Eat, sleep, and work in =
~ Be sure to =
mail your house-insurance payments a full five business days before a =
major earthquake strikes.
~ In the event =
of a quake, get under something heavy, such as a desk, a table, or your =
~ If you are =
caught in a major earthquake in Southern California and are part of the =
entertainment industry, take a moment or two to reflect on how grossly =
you’ve wasted your life.
Dr Bob Griffin =
Knows Me, This I Love!"