EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports


Be prepared before, during, and after an earthquake.

Here are some helpful tips:


  • Make a family communications plan
  • Place large/heavy objects on lower shelves
  • Fasten shelves securely to walls


  • If indoors, drop to the ground and take cover
  • If indoors, stay away from glass, windows, outside doors, walls
  • If outdoors, stay where you are at unless you need to move away from buildings, streetlights, utility wires


  • Wait until the shaking stops, then exit the building
  • Expect aftershocks
  • Help injured or trapped people

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