ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - When it comes to earthquakes, is your home a danger zone? We checked out a home that was built in the 1960s, located in an older part of Anchorage.
Dan Belanger, the Earthquake & Tsunami Program Manager at the State of Alaska, shows us how you can mitigate injuries related to those home hazards during an earthquake.
Here are five things you can do to reduce property damage from an earthquake:
1. Know how to turn off your utilities, including gas, water, and electricity.
2. Secure heavy, tall furniture to the wall.
3. Mount your television securely to the wall, or place it on a low, sturdy stand.
4. Use closed hooks or adhesive tabs to hang photos or artwork.
5. Have your chimney checked for stability and safety; especially if your home was built before 1960.