Earthquake Disaster Preparedness Request a Quote Before an Earthquake Prepare an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. Fasten shelves securely and place large or heavy objects on lower shelves.Breakable items should be stored in low, closed cabinets with a latch.Heavy wall items should be attached securely and away from beds, couches, or anywhere people might be underneath.Brace overhead light fixtures and top-heavy lamps.Have defective electrical wiring and leaky gas connections repaired by a qualified professional.Secure water heater, refrigerator, furnace and gas appliances with strapping or bolting. If recommended by your gas company, have an automaticvibration shut-off valve installed.Keep cracks in ceiling or foundation repaired and check often for structural defects.Store weed killers, pesticides, and flammable products on bottom shelves in closed cabinets with a latch.Locate safest spot in each room under a sturdy table or against inside wall. No doorways.Hold family earthquake drills: Drop, cover and hold on. Request a Quote Name Email Phone Question Thank you! Oops!