We have being talking about how important is preparedness before an earthquake; nevertheless, we can’t limit ourselves to know what we should do before and during an event like that. Still, we also have to know what to do in case of getting stuck under rubble after an earthquake.
These are a few easy but effective recommendations that can make the difference between life and death.
- Find something to cover your mouth and nose, such as a scarf or a handkerchief.
- Try to spend as little energy as you can.
- Avoid shouting and making sudden movements.
- Control your breathing: keep a slow and steady pace to consume less oxygen.
- Keep quiet and watch out for external sounds.
- Respond to any rescue search signal.
- Preferably hit metal structures, a tube or an object capable of generating a loud noise.
- Do not try to kick or push rubble.
- Do not light fire.
- If you have a cell phone, look for open Wi-Fi networks to connect and ask for help.
According to natural dangers experts, a person is capable of surviving under rubble for three days without water or food.
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