Since last September, multiple small quakes have occurred in Tarrant County, including in Irving, near the former Texas Stadium site and the Balcones Fault line.
In the event of an earthquake, Grapevine’s Emergency Management Team suggests having an emergency kit that includes bottled water, food for several days, a flashlight, a first-aid kit, pet food and a battery powered radio (view a full list at ready.gov).
▪ Fasten shelves securely to walls
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▪ Place large or heavy objects on lower shelves
▪ Locate safe spots in each room under a sturdy table or against an inside wall
▪ Hold earthquake drills with your family members: Drop, cover and hold on
Drop, Cover, Hold On
▪ Drop to your hands and knees
▪ Cover your head and neck with your arms and only move if you need to get away from the danger of falling objects
▪ Hold on to any sturdy shelter until the shaking stops
Do’s and Dont's during an earthquake
▪ Do stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls
▪ Do stay inside until the shaking stops
▪ If outside, do move away from buildings, streetlights and utility wires
▪ Do not get in a doorway
▪ Do not use the elevators
For more information on how to prepare for and respond to an earthquake, visit:
▪ Spanish language site listo.gov
Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367