Protect yourself during an earthquake: Here are some safety measures.

todayFebruary 14, 2023

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The recent earthquakes that have struck Turkey and Syria have resulted in devastating consequences, especially in the rebel-held northwest of Syria. This has led to displacement of many people who have been affected by the decade-long civil war. Unfortunately, the region has not received enough aid compared to government-held areas.


The United Nations aid chief, Martin Griffiths, who is at the Turkey-Syria border, stated that they have failed the people in the north-west of Syria and that they rightfully feel abandoned. However, he is committed to addressing this issue quickly. Emergency workers are still finding people clinging to life in the rubble of homes that have become tombs for many thousands, even six days after the first earthquake hit.



In response to the crisis, Washington has called upon the Syrian government and all other parties in the country to grant immediate humanitarian access to all those in need. It is important to remember that during times of natural disasters, it is critical to provide aid and support to those who are most affected. The international community must come together to provide help and support to the people of Turkey and Syria during this difficult time.


Earthquakes can be a frightening and dangerous natural disaster. Knowing what to do in the event of an earthquake can save your life and minimize property damage. Here are some tips on what to do when an earthquake occurs.


  1. First and foremost, the best safety measure is to drop, cover, and hold on. Drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on until the shaking stops. If there’s no table or desk nearby, crouch down against an interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms.


  1. Stay away from windows and objects that could fall. Stay put until the shaking stops and it’s safe to move. If you’re outside, move to an open area away from buildings, trees, and power lines.


  1. It’s important to have an emergency plan in place. Identify safe places in your home and workplace, and practice drop, cover, and hold on with family and co-workers. Keep emergency supplies, such as a first aid kit and non-perishable food, in a designated area.


  1. If you’re in a building during an earthquake, don’t use elevators and stay away from stairs and doorways. They can be damaged or blocked during an earthquake. Turn off gas and electrical appliances to prevent fires, and don’t light matches or candles until you’re sure there are no gas leaks.


  1. If you’re in a vehicle, stop in a clear area away from buildings, trees, overpasses, and power lines. Stay in the vehicle with your seatbelt fastened until the shaking stops.


  1. If you need help, call for emergency services as soon as it’s safe to do so. Use your phone for emergencies only and avoid overloading the system with non-emergency calls.


Staying safe during an earthquake requires a plan and quick action. Remember to drop, cover, and hold on, have an emergency plan and supplies, and stay away from hazards. By taking these measures, you can protect yourself and your loved ones during an earthquake.



Written by: Relaks Radio

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