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What To Do after Earthquakes Or High Winds

8/3/2023 (Permalink)

Fallen over building after earthquake Buildings destroyed by an Earthquake.

Earthquakes and high winds can cause damage to your home and property. It is important to be prepared for these events and to take steps to protect your home.


  • Check your home after an earthquake. Look for signs of damage, such as cracks in walls, ceilings, or floors. Also check for leaks in water pipes or gas lines.
  • If you smell gas, leave your home immediately and call the gas company. Do not turn on any lights or appliances, as this could spark a fire.
  • Turn off your water and power at the main shutoffs. This will help to prevent further damage if there are leaks or breaks in the lines.
  • Contact your insurance company to file a claim. They will be able to help you assess the damage and get your home repaired.

High Winds

  • Secure loose objects outdoors. This includes patio furniture, yard tools, and anything else that could be blown away by the wind.
  • Trim trees and shrubs that could fall on your home. This will help to prevent damage from falling branches or limbs.
  • Bring pets indoors. High winds can be dangerous for pets, so it is best to keep them inside during a storm.
  • Stay informed about the weather forecast. This will help you to know when to take precautions and to stay safe during a storm.

If you experience storm damage, water damage, fire, or mold, SERVPRO of Tarzana/Reseda can help you get your home back to normal. We have the experience and expertise to clean up and repair damage caused by these events. Contact us today at 818-881-3636 to learn more about how we can help.

Here are some additional tips for preparing for earthquakes and high winds:

  • Have a plan for what to do in case of an earthquake or high wind event. This plan should include where you will go and what you will do if you are inside or outside when the event occurs.
  • Make sure you have a first aid kit and other emergency supplies on hand. This includes food, water, flashlights, batteries, and a radio.
  • Have a way to communicate with family and friends in case of an emergency. This could include a cell phone, a ham radio, or a text message service.

By following these tips, you can help to protect your home and family from the damage caused by earthquakes and high winds.

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