In this student-written article, the 6th grade author offers safety tips based on research she completed during her journalism apprenticeship at Citizen Schools, an after-school program at Campbell Middle School.
Preparing for an Earthquake
We have safety rules for earthquakes because millions of people have died from earthquakes. Here in California, an earthquake could happen any time.
The first rule you should know before an earthquake is to make sure that you are in one spot that has no surrounding. What I mean about surrounding is where there is glass or other hard material that could hurt people and even cause death.
The second rule is to discuss a plan with family and friends. Why we should discuss a plan for an emergency is to make sure we have everyone with us or it would be a big problem. If we do not have everyone we may have to check if a person who was lost was safe.
The last rule you should know is to never go under a table. When, for example, you were at school or at work or anywhere and there was an earthquake, you would like to hide under a desk, but if there is hard material around you and it fell, the desk could break and probably hurt you.