While the earthquake that occurred in Düzce caused fear and panic, the importance of the precautions to be taken before and after the earthquake came to the fore once again. Experts warn users about the steps to be taken regarding natural gas, electricity and water. It is possible to prevent possible disasters with simple precautions you can take before, during and after an earthquake. The comparison site encazip.com listed these precautions to be taken to prevent possible accidents.
While the 23-magnitude earthquake that took place in Düzce on November 6.0 caused panic, it reminded us that the earthquake is a reality of our country. Experts warn about the precautions to be taken before and after the earthquake. In order to avoid any disaster, it is necessary to pay attention to issues such as natural gas, electricity and water before, during and after the earthquake. The comparison site encazip.com listed the measures to be taken to prevent possible accidents in these matters:
“Automate gas valve and electrical fuses”
“Earthquakes are a fact of life. However, it is possible to prevent undesirable situations by taking precautionary measures. The steps to be taken regarding electricity, water and natural gas are of great importance. One of the actions that will prevent you from having problems with electricity, gas and water after the earthquake with the precautions you can take in advance in your home is to mark which position the water, electricity and gas buttons are on and in which position. This precaution can make it easier for you to make quick decisions in a panic situation. You can automate gas valve and electrical fuses against gas leakage and fire. Large electrical appliances such as combi boilers and televisions are also more likely to fall during a jolt. In order to prevent this, it is useful to fix these items on the wall. Placing anti-slip pads under televisions, computers, and other small appliances can prevent these items from falling over during a jolt. Unplugging electrical appliances when you are not using them, especially high-voltage appliances, can also prevent undesirable situations in a possible earthquake.”
Stay at least 10 meters away from power lines
“Many people forget the precautions to be taken during an earthquake during panic. However, knowing these in advance and preparing yourself provides convenience for the steps to be taken in case of panic. For example, it will be beneficial to stay at least 10 meters away from power lines in case of cable breakage in order to prevent injury. Another point to note is that the power line may also be underground. If there is no power line visible above the poles, remember that the power line may be underground. It is useful to be careful against the dangers that may come from underground sewerage, electricity and gas lines.
Use flashlight when checking around
There are measures you can take to prevent electricity, water and natural gas from causing problems after the earthquake. If one of them was out of power during an earthquake, when the power is restored, unplug damaged and damaged appliances, turn off the lights to prevent a possible fire. Do not use your fireplace and stove both in case of gas leakage and in case the chimney collapses. Among the damages that may occur during an earthquake, there may be situations such as gas leakage, scattering of a flammable liquid substance. In this case, it is useful not to use tools that will create fire, such as lighters or matches, and not to turn on the light switches. If it's night after the earthquake and you need a light, use a flashlight when checking around. If you think that there may be a situation such as a gas leak, open the windows and doors to ventilate the environment. Do not use any electrical appliances, do not light a stove or stove, and turn off the gas valve. Then call your gas supplier and ask for help with this. Do not intervene directly yourself. After the earthquake, stove, oven, etc. Turn off and unplug all your devices. Water interruptions may also occur for safety purposes after an earthquake. It is also useful to fill and keep a few containers of water beforehand. For emergencies, write down and record the emergency service (112), natural gas emergency line (187), power outage line (186), and water supply line (185) in a visible place. In case of emergency, contact these centers.”
Günceleme: 28/11/2022 15:17