Know what to do.
Watch these videos and learn how to get prepared from a few of your fellow San Franciscans. They’ve got lessons and advice to share from their experiences in the local community and in disasters.
My experience has given me insight into my role in a disaster. I’m trained to be present with people in the midst of a crisis. To help them connect with others.
Community Hub The Tenderloin, San Francisco
It doesn’t matter if it’s good times or bad times, we all need to eat. It’s a natural fit for chefs to stand up to help (in an emergency).
Community Hub The Embarcadero, San Francisco
My coworker and I created an email thread with everyone from the office. They responded to the email or text so we could track where everyone was.
Disaster Survivor New York City
I totally was surprised that I had connectivity right after the earthquake. I immediately tweeted, Facebook posted, and texted my fiancé.
Disaster Survivor Tokyo, Japan
After experiencing an earthquake in Japan, Judy took steps to prepare at home in San Francisco. Learn a few easy steps from our Quake Basics guide to help keep your cool when the earth shakes.
Drop, cover and hold.
Duck under a strong table or desk. Cover your head and neck with your arms against an interior wall. Stay away from windows.
Keep calm and carry on. Keeping your wits about you will ensure that you make safe choices for yourself and those around you.
Shelter in place–whether you’re in a car, in bed, or in a public place. Do not try to run out of the building during strong shaking, hold tight until the shaking stops. If you’re outdoors, steer clear of wires or falling objects.
Leave a trail.
If you leave home, leave a sign telling friends and family your location. Digitaly savvy? Send a tweet or Facebook update telling everyone know that you’re ok.
Listen to the radio for important information and instructions. Remember that aftershocks, which generally follow large quakes, can be large enough to cause damage in their own right.
In the event of an emergency, this site will go into emergency mode and bring you live updates and tweets from around the city, information on missing persons, and ways you can help.