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Before the Earth Moves Again

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University Cooperative Extension offers two publications on earthquake preparedness which can be downloaded free from the Internet.

EB1854e “Earthquake Preparation” and EB1728 “Earthquake – Emergency Preparation,” offer tips on anchoring houses to foundations, helping find utility shut-offs or breakers, securing wood stoves and large furniture that might topple, and preparing a “survival” box of essential supplies. Information on what to do during a quake, tips on assessing damage afterwards and further reading are included in both.

The publications can be downloaded free from the WSU Cooperative Extension Educational Materials web site at http://pubs.wsu.edu/. Type “earthquake” into the search box.

Printed copies of EB1728 can be ordered from the WSU Cooperative Extension Bulletins Office by calling 1-800-723-1763. Ask for EB1728. Cost is $1 per copy plus shipping, handling and sales tax for Washington residents.

EB1854e is available only in an electronic version.

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