Monday, March 21, 2011

It's Time To . . .

"Batten Down the Hatches!"
At least I think that's how they say it!
Water Heaters, Ovens, Bookcases, Refrigerators, Freezers,
and Television Sets all need to be strapped to walls to prevent
tipping and shifting during an earthquake.
If you have a gas stove, straps
are very important.
An earthquake can cause the stove to shift
causing the gas lines to move and break.
Cupboard doors should have latches to keep
dishes and glasses from falling out.
Use Picture Hook Hangers
to securely hang pictures.
Hooks along with a little Museum Wax will
keep pictures in place during an earthquake.
Museum Wax can also be used to
anchor collectibles and keepsakes to shelves.
Each person should keep a pair of shoes
and a flashlight by the bed.
This will help to prevent cuts from broken glass.
Flashlights will offer comfort to little ones
and provide needed light in a power outage.
So...
Go through YOUR house and
BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES!
All of the items listed above
can be found in your local hardware store.

4 comments:

Home Owner said...

Thank you for the info. I think the tragic events in Japan have urged us all to "brush up" on our emergency preparedness plans and supplies. I'm so grateful for all the wonderful ideas and printables on your blog. I LOVE IT! My sister and I get together once a week for what we call "food storage fridays" where work on something from your blog. We are feeling pretty prepared now, and ready for any situation. . . thanks to you.

Tricia Smith said...

Tears are in my eyeballs! I am so impressed with you and your sister . . . Keep up the good work!
Trish

Lori said...

Great information!
One more thing .... turn the shoes upside down so that if there is any broken glass in the room (windows, mirrors, etc.) there will be no broken glass INSIDE the shoes.

The David and Tricia Smith Family said...

Thank you for your comment! Soooo Smart!!!