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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 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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