Do’s & Dont’s

Do’s & Don’ts before earthquake

  • Always keep a fire extinguisher, first aid box, flash light and extra batteries at your premise.
  • You should know first aid.
  • You should know the way to turn off water, gas and electricity.

Do’s & Don’ts during earthquake

  • If you are indoors, get yourself covered by sitting under a table, desk, bed or other piece of heavy furniture; and hold on there until the shaking stops. Stay away from outside doors, windows, walls and glass.
  • If you are outdoors, stay away from power lines, street lights, trees and buildings.
  • If you are driving, stop the vehicle right away and stay inside. Do not stop car near or under trees, bridges, power lines,
  • Don’t use elevators.

Do’s & Don’ts after earthquake

  • Check yourself and fellow ones for any injuries.
  • Get ready for aftershocks.
  • Check water, electric and gas lines for damage
  • Use a torch, instead try to switch on the lights.
  • Do not walk around the streets to inspect the severity of damage.
  • If trapped under debris, cover your mouth with a cloth and shout, tap a pipe or blow a whistle, so that rescuers can locate your easily.