It’s a scary thought! But we must all be prepared!
For the wheel-chair “users”, safety officials advise dropping, covering and holding on the best way they can – modified instructions with the same urgency.
“They should lock the wheelchair in place so that it does not move,” said Jeff Reeb, access and functional needs coordinator for LA County Office of Emergency Management. Reeb said when the ground starts shaking, people in bed should pull a pillow or blankets over their head, adding that an emergency kit full of essential items to last at least a week is also a must, especially for people on medication.
“The kit has to carry them through a period where their normal supplies would not be available,” Reeb said.
“I know you are supposed to drop, cover and hold on and things like that but if I drop on the floor, I’m not going to be able to get back up on my wheelchair,” Deserie Ortiz said (spinal cord injury.)
Well, the advice in the article is of course dependent on your abilities and certainly your capability to keep calm and cool. Me? Well I probably would just sit up and start screaming like a teenage girl at a Justin Beiber concert… I hate earthquakes.
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