California residents are constantly on the move, whether they’re working, shuttling kids around or jogging in the sunshine. However, one type of movement that local residents are not fans of is seismic movement. For those without proper California earthquake insurance, damage from these types of events can mean significant financial problems. Even worse, earthquakes can have a negative impact on California residents’ safety.
Here are some tips on how to protect yourself during an earthquake:
– If you are indoors, move to an area where you will be less likely to be struck by falling objects such as against and interior wall or under a sturdy table.
– If you are in your car, carefully slow down and pull over away from bridges and overpasses, but remain in the vehicle.
– If you are outdoors, move to an open space away from objects or buildings that could potentially fall.
Aside from obtaining California earthquake insurance, knowing what to do in the event of an earthquake is the best way to keep yourself, your loved ones and you belongings safe. Many people think that their homes are covered against earthquake damage under their homeowners policy, but like floods, earthquakes require separate policies.