Irving is prepared to respond to any type of emergency that could occur in the city including those that result from seismic activity. “The city conducts multiple exercises each year that test the plans and procedures it has in place to respond to all hazards,” said Emergency Management Coordinator Jason Carriere.
DROP - DROP down to the floor.
COVER - Take COVER under a sturdy piece of furniture. If that is not possible, seek cover against an interior wall and protect your head and neck with your arms. Avoid danger spots near windows, hanging objects, mirrors, or tall furniture.
HOLD - If you take cover under a sturdy piece of furniture, HOLD on to it and be prepared to move with it. HOLD the position until the ground stops shaking and it is safe to move.
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How to prepare your home and family before an earthquake occurs