Nevada has been experiencing a series of small earthquakes that could mean the big one is coming. 4Patriots LLC, which specializes in products designed to help people prepare for an uncertain future, warns people to get prepared for an emergency
NASHVILLE, TN / CRWEPRESSRELEASE / August 20, 2015 / With more than 5,000 “small” earthquakes having been recorded in Nevada in the past 13 months, seismologists are saying they could be the precursor for “the big one.”
Nashville, Tenn.-based 4Patriots LLC, which provides a variety of products that help people become more self-reliant and independent, encourages people who live in areas at risk of earthquakes or severe weather events to get prepared as quickly as possible.
The Associated Press reports that there have been 5,610 earthquakes recorded in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge near the Oregon border since July 2014, with more than 200 having registered at 3.0 or higher on the Richter Scale.
4Patriots LLC officials say the best way to prepare for an earthquake or extreme weather event is by stockpiling and properly storing emergency food, water and other essential items.
“Seismic activity in Nevada is one of many worrisome trends we are seeing,” said 4Patriots Partner Allen Baler. “Anyone, anywhere could suddenly find themselves in a crisis situation… without food, water and power for themselves and their family. Being prepared for a crisis is the only solution.
“With weather disasters and clean water shortages occurring so often, people need to take this seriously. Once they do, they have an added benefit – peace of mind. No matter what happens, they know they’re prepared because they stored nutritious food with a long shelf life, as well as clean drinking water. A price can’t be put on peace of mind.”
4Patriots offers 12 action steps to take before, during and after an earthquake, for those living in earthquake-prone areas:
Practice a disaster plan with family members so that it will seem like second nature if an earthquake occurs locally.
Make sure shelves are fastened securely to walls, breakables are in cabinets that latch shut, heavier objects are on lower shelves, rollers are off heavy furniture, and walls and foundations are structurally sound.
Know where utility shut-off switches are in the house and keep fully-stocked bug-out bags near an exit.
Beware of earthquake myths. Doorframes are not safe to stand under, earthquakes do not always occur in the morning and sheltering next to sturdy furniture is not better than sheltering under it.
If indoors, get under sturdy furniture such as a desk. If in bed, cover heads with pillows and hang on.
Stay away from windows, shelves and hanging fixtures.
If outdoors, stay clear of buildings, trees, utility poles, streetlights and construction equipment.
If in a vehicle, stop away from tall objects. Stay in the car and try to avoid bridges and ramps.
Listen to emergency radio and pay attention to mainstream media reports about local damage.
Don’t assume safety at this point. Structures that were loosened or uprooted during the quake may still be standing but could fall at any moment.
Meet family members and/or co-workers in a safe place to make sure everyone is OK and to make any necessary plans to deal with the aftermath.
Watch out for hanging wires, fires, gas leaks, falling glass, uneven ground and other problems that may have been caused by the quake and its aftershocks.
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