Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lindol...ihanda ang sarili.

Our friends in Capalonga facebook page posted some photos from recently held earthquake drill conducted by the local government.  Below are a couple of it:

Images via Capalonga Camarines Norte page, thank you!

Thank you, Hero Peewee Bacuño for the video link.

With the recent tragedy that hit Negros, we all have to be prepared in case it struck us again.  I remember my friends telling me horrible stories about how they got out of their school when that earthquake in 1990 shook most parts of Luzon.  They were clearly in a state of panic, unorganized and just plain burst out of the school in any possible way, and that includes climbing out the gate--while in a skirt.

While we all hope earthquake and other environmental catastrophes will never find its way to Capalonga, it always helps to be prepared than caught off-guard.

Here's an article from the internet that could help us understand the things we need to do in case of an earthquake.  Do share it with your loved ones.

"In MOST situations, you will reduce your chance of injury if you:

  • DROP down onto your hands and knees (before the earthquakes knocks you down). This position protects you from falling but allows you to still move if necessary.

  • COVER your head and neck (and your entire body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk. If there is no shelter nearby, only then should you get down near an interior wall (or next to low-lying furniture that won't fall on you), and cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.

  • HOLD ON to your shelter (or to your head and neck) until the shaking stops. Be prepared to move with your shelter if the shaking shifts it around."

 Click here to read more about it.

Let's all be safe.

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