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Expert: How to be prepared for an earthquake

Have an emergency bag with food, first-aid kit
Posted at 6:58 PM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 21:58:33-05

BAKERSFIELD, CA — Anchorage, Alaska was rocked by a 7.0 earthquake Friday morning. Now, local experts are urging residents to be prepared in case one strikes in Kern County.

Cindy Huge, with the American Red Cross of Kern County says that if you are inside, you should take shelter under something immediately.

“If an earthquake happened right now, I would go underneath this sturdy desk, away from the window and door, and I would cover my head like this and stay here until the shaking stopped," said Huge.

Huge says to have closed toe shoes next to your bed. If you are outside, try and find a safe area away from danger.

Experts advise keeping an emergency bag in your car and home full food, water, a first-aid kit, blanket and dust mask.

You can also sign up for 'Safe and Well' online through the American Red Cross. There, you can sign up for a system that allows you to register as 'safe' during a natural disaster.