How can I protect myself if I am physically challenged?

If you are physically challenged, you need to take some extra precautions before an earthquake strikes. Plan how to protect yourself in your home or workplace. Always keep a list of your medications with you. Include phone numbers for doctors and family members. Keep walking aids next to you, and have extras elsewhere in your home. It is also a good idea to put a security light in each room. They will switch on automatically if you lose power. Keep a whistle nearby to signal for help, and arrange for someone to check on you after the earthquake is over.

Tips for the Physically Challenged (PDF)
A PDF brochure with advice for preparing the physically challenged for an earthquake.

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