SES

Landslides Preparation


Preparation

Plant ground cover on slopes to stabilize the land, and build retaining walls.
Build channels or deflection walls to direct the flow around buildings.
Get a ground assessment of your property.
Plan at least two evacuation routes since roads may become blocked or closed.
All ways keep a radio and tin food handy in case you get blocked in.
If you do get trapped inside contact the S.E.S or police services

If inside:
Stay inside.
Take cover under a desk, table or other piece of sturdy furniture.

If outside:
Run to the nearest high ground in a direction away from the path of the landslide.
If rocks and other debris are approaching, run for the nearest shelter such as a group of trees or a building.
If escape is not possible, curl into a tight ball and protect your head

By R Brooker.

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