What do I do if an earthquake strikes while I am at home?
The Earthquake and Hazards Program of the Association of Bay Area Governments recommends that you know three things in the event that an earthquake strikes while you are at home — drop, cover and hold on! The floor is the safest place to in the event of an earthquake, so drop to the floor. Second, seek cover from falling objects by going to the closest table, desk or door way. Third, hold on to your surroundings to make sure you (or your surroundings) don’t go for a wild ride. If you are in bed, stay there and hold on while protecting your head with a pillow. Learn more about how to create an emergency plan by visiting the Earthquake and Hazards Program website.