Turkey : AFAD instructor announced! Here’s what you need to do during an earthquake

AFAD instructor Gamze Yıldırım explained what needs to be done before, during and after the earthquake through the exercise created in the Earthquake Simulation Center.

Noting that dangerous goods should be identified before the earthquake, Yıldırım noted that the Family Disaster Plan should be prepared.

Yıldırım said, “This plan is about what family members will do after and during an earthquake. “Where we will meet after the earthquake, how we will communicate, we need to talk about them and prepare a Disaster and Emergency bag.”

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Yıldırım noted that the location of the items in the house is very important and said:

* The locations of items such as stoves, refrigerator, cloakroom are important. Also, we suggest that there should not be beds in the areas where the glasses are located. It is not possible to make this physical change in all of our homes.

For this reason, we can make them safe with thick curtains or window films. It is also important to fix tall items. Not only fastening is sufficient, but heavy items should not be present. In order to avoid falling and injuring us during an earthquake.

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Stating that it is not safe to stand during the earthquake, Yıldırım noted that especially the stairs, elevators and windows should not be conditioned. Emphasizing that the columns, beams and door moldings are not safe, Yıldırım said:

* We need to do the “collapse, close, hold” movement by shrinking ourselves in the areas we designate as a safe zone until the concussion ends during the earthquake.

* After making sure that the concussion is over, we need to go to the gathering areas outside by taking the Emergency and Disaster Status bag that we have gathered and prepared by the family members.

* Stairs should be used instead of elevators. We should get down quickly from the bottom of the wall by checking the stairs with the flashlight in our disaster bag. If the stairs are not safe, we need to wait for the teams to arrive in a safe area at home until search and rescue teams arrive.

Yıldırım also stated that family members should strengthen the Family Earthquake Plan by performing exercises among themselves to prepare for the earthquake. (DHA)

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DHA-General – Turkey Ankara – Selen YALAZ- Jalal ATALAY
2020-01-29 17:28:14