Questions answered by Mark Benthien in this video:
  • What do I do immediately after an earthquake?
  • What do I do if I find myself trapped after an earthquake?
  • Should I stay inside immediately after an earthquake?
  • How do I check for gas leaks after an earthquake?
  • What should I do if I find a gas leak after an earthquake?
  • How do I shut off my home's gas supply after an earthquake?
  • How do I shut off my homes electricity after an earthquake?
  • How do I shut off my home's water supply after an earthquake?
  • How long should I plan to be self-sufficient after an earthquake?
  • How do I ration my food supply after an earthquake?
  • How do I purify my drinking water after an earthquake?
  • What are other potable sources of water in my home?
  • How soon can expect local emergency response after an earthquake?
  • How do I contact loved ones if the phone lines are down?
  • What local services will be offered after an earthquake?
  • Where can I find alternate sources of shelter, medicine, and food after an earthquake?
  • Where can I go if an earthquake destroys my home?
  • How do I maintain my child's mental and physical well being after an earthquake?
  • What is earthquake insurance?
  • How do I purchase earthquake insurance?
  • How do I file a claim with my insurance carrier after an earthquake?

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