Disaster can strike us anytime without any hint and sneak up on us off-guard. It can change our life, test our survival instinct and leave us terrified. Natural calamities like earthquake and avalanche can become a terrifying ordeal and that’s why it’s always important to remain calm and be prepared for unforeseen situations. Tackling worse case scenarios requires training and mental conditioning. Being vigilant and extra cautious can save not only your life but also everyone around you.
Safeguard yourself against two natural disasters which cause tremendous property damage and loss of lives.
Earthquakes happen without any signs and warnings. But preparedness when earthquake strikes can save your life. As they are highly unpredictable it’s better you are equipped with necessary skills and knowledge. Here are a few important pointers to prepare when you face an earthquake.
When earthquake strikes and you are indoors, then;
- Stay indoors and get cover under the table or a furniture so that you are not hurt by falling objects.
- Move away from the kitchen and from large appliances, glass, and heavy furniture, as any of them can injure you.
- Stay away from falling plaster, bricks or stones.
- Don’t get into the elevator.
- In large buildings, move away from windows, light fixtures and exterior walls.
- Don’t leave your cover until the earthquake and any aftershocks are over.
- Protect your face and head by using a pillow or couch cushion.
- Do not use candles, matches or other open flames. Leaking gas or other flammable chemicals could accidentally light on fire.
When earthquake strikes and you are outdoors, then;
- Stay away from buildings, utility wires, trees, and street lights that can fall on you.
- Avoid bridges, roads or ramps that might have been damaged by the earthquake.
- If you are outside, stay outside and don’t go inside.
- If near slopes, cliffs, or mountains, be alert for falling rocks and landslides.
- If you are driving when an earthquake strikes,
- Then pull over, stop and set your parking brake.
- Avoid bridges, power lines, trees, signs, buildings, vehicles and other things that may fall on your car.
- Stop and stay in the vehicle.
The snowy white canvas of untouched beauty can turn horrific with a threat of an avalanche. When you are going for skiing holiday and snowboarding, be aware of the dangers of an avalanche and take necessary precautions given below.
- Move sideways
The snow moves the fastest at the centre of an avalanche and that’s why it’s the most dangerous place to be and the best strategy is to move sideways.
- Jump upslope
Jump up the slope, beyond the fracture line. An avalanche happens quickly that it’s almost impossible to react fast enough to do this, but it has been done.
- Hold something
Grabbing on rocks and trees while falling down can keep you in a static location and not get disoriented as snow surrounds you.
- Build an air pocket
If you find yourself thrown around by the during an avalanche cup your mouth to create a small pocket of air to breathe. You can also fill your lungs with air to have more oxygen to breathe as the snow settles.
- Move fast
If an avalanche hits you, try to ski out of its way. When the avalanche strikes, fight and get one hand out of the snow and wave your other hand in front of your face to create an air pocket.
A disaster kit should be kept handy in an emergency situation, it must have following items,
- Battery operated torch with extra batteries
- Battery operated radio
- First aid kit and manual
- Emergency food (dry items) and water (packed and sealed)
- Candles and matches in a waterproof container
- Chlorine tablets or powdered water purifiers
- Can opener.
- Essential medicines
- Thick ropes and cords
- Sturdy shoes
Above provided are some basic precautions you can take when natural disasters like earthquake and avalanche strike.
The module covers,
- Survival techniques
- Aftermath dos and don’ts
- Notable Avalanches
- Survival Techniques
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