Southwestern College

Earthquake Safety Tips
  • Stay calm
  • Seek refuge under a table or desk
  • Stay clear of windows and doorways (Doorways are not safe!)
  • If outside, stay outside. Move to and open area away from buildings, trees and power lines
  • Have emergency supply pack on hand (food, water, prescription medicine)
  • Select a predetermined evacuation zone
  • Exit building to predetermined evacuation zone as soon as shaking stops
  • Have an emergency contact predetermined
  • Be prepared for multiple aftershocks
  • Place heavy books on ground level shelves
  • DO NOT use elevator 


                                                                                                                                                                                    A Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook Southern California, June 10, 2016.



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Note: In the event of a major emergency, the President will activate the Emergency Preparedness Plan. Information will be posted at the Command Center, Building 100, depending on the damage and nature of the emergency.

Last updated: 5/12/2017 1:47:24 PM