If one is living in an earthquake prone area ?
Where should the Emergency kit be kept? In the Garage OR Car OR house? Ideas and Suggestions please...
One in each would be fabulous! put one in the most lived in room, so that you can access it easily!!!!
You can't predict where you will be or what will happen. A car would be a good place. Most people are not killed by the earthquake... they are killed by falling buildings. If a car is on the street it will likely survive the quake.
Remember that cars get quite hot in summer so that is not good for things stored there, but a car is not a bad idea.
I keep a flashlight and utility (Swiss Army) knife close to my bed and keep shoes by the bed. I live in Vancouver. Not had a serious quake in over 100 years but we are always expecting what we call "the big one".
I keep jugs of water in the apartment too. Some in the bathroom and some in the kitchen. Whether I would survive the quake or the water would survive one can't tell, but I like to be a Boy Scout and try to be prepared. I also keep lots of matches stored in different places and lots of candles.
If you are really prepared you will have more than one Emergency kit in more than one location. It's your life. What's it worth?
In the house or garage where you have quick access if ordered to leave by the authorities. It is unlikely that your home will come down on your heads and your car will expose your items to heat and cold which causes too much damage over time.
I think its better to keep it outside home because best thing to do in earthquake is to run out of home quickly .A car is good idea but extreme season would destroy your medicine and other things .Any storage hut out of home is better.But most important thing than a kit is running out of home immediately when you feel any tremor.
I think in which ever room is most convenient. Living in So. Ca. we experience a good shake every few years and the only buildings that I've seen get a bit of damage are the extremely old brick ones and even then it's a very rare occasion when a wall comes down.
So. Ca. is on cutting edge when it comes to preparation and construction we have probably the strictest earthquake codes in the country and possibly the world. A quake can happen anywhere and they have. Just take note of the monster 9.6 earthquake that rocked Chile last year. Now here's a country that has virtually zero buildings up to code yet they withstood this mega seismic event realizing minimal damage considering the size of the quake. If the buildings in a place like Chile can hold up that well under a 9.6 rocker I believe it's gonna take a monstrosity of 11 or 12 magnitude to realize even moderate sporadic damage here at home.
It depends totally.
If you're in 5th floor and get chance to move top floor then move (I have faced, we accidentally moved to ground floor to get out fron the apprtment but when we reached we found our security locked the entire door, so he spent a lot time to open the door).
Also, to stand inside house, it's not good idea, how the floor will crash, or your furniture, TV, Table will fall to you, you don't know. So, better move in safe position inside house. Also, in car or garage not good idea, is there is any 2 storied building beside, it might fall to the garage or to car. Better to move in a place, there has less chance to fall something on you.
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