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Earthquake preparedness tips from Fulton County Emergency Management

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You may have noticed, with the recent reports of “booming noises” across our area in the past month, that many are discussing the possibilities of
“The Big One” .  Well, you just can’t predict earthquakes, but you can be prepared for it.

Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and without warning. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life from an earthquake. Repairing deep plaster cracks in ceilings and foundations, anchoring overhead lighting fixtures to the ceiling, and following local seismic building standards, will help reduce the impact of earthquakes.