for the Elderly
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hazards. Make it as easy as possible to quickly get under
a sturdy table or desk for protection.
special equipment such as telephones and life support systems.
Fasten tanks of gas, such as oxygen, to the wall.
a list of medications, allergies, special equipment, names
and numbers of doctors, pharmacists and family members.
Make sure you have this list with you at all times.
an extra pair of eyeglasses and medication with emergency
walking aids near you at all times.
extra walking aids in different rooms of the house.
a security light in each room. These lights plug into any
outlet and light up automatically if there is a loss of
electricity. They continue operating automatically for
four to six hours, and they can be turned off by hand in
sure you have a whistle to signal for help.
extra batteries for hearing aids with your emergency supplies.
Remember to replace them annually.
extra emergency supplies at your bedside.
two people you trust who will check on you after an earthquake.
Tell them your special needs. Show them how to operate
any equipment you use. Show them where your emergency supplies
are kept. Give them a spare key.
During and After an Earthquake
you are in bed or sitting down, do not get up.
you are standing, duck and cover or sit down. You could
be thrown to the floor if you are standing.
to be self-sufficient for at least three days.
on your portable radio for instructions and news reports.
For your own safety, cooperate fully with public safety
officials and instructions.
you evacuate, leave a message at your home telling family
members and others where you can be found.
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