▶ If a power line falls on your car, do not get out. Wait for help.
▶ If you’re in a mountainous area or near unstable slopes or cliffs, be alert for falling rocks and other debris. Landslides can often be triggered by earthquakes.
The Red Cross offers a free Earthquake App for iPhone and Android mobile devices that gives quick access to local and real-time information to help prepare for and stay safe during earthquakes.
▶ Simple steps and checklists to create a family emergency plan.
▶ Earthquake epicenter location, impact magnitude and local geographical impact data provided by the U.S. Geological Survey.
▶ One touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to send reassurance to loved ones via social-media outlets.
▶ A toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm.
▶ Locations of open Red Cross shelters.
Find the app at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or at redcross.org/mobileapps.
Additional earthquake safety information is available at redcross.org/earthquake.