ground assessment of your property. Minimize home
hazards by planting ground cover on slopes and
build retaining walls. In mudflow areas, build
channels or deflection walls to direct the flow
Learn to recognize the landslide warning signs,
such as new cracks appearing in plaster, tile,
brick, or foundations; outside walls, walks, or
stairs starting to pull away from the building,
or bulging ground appearing at the base of a
Make evacuation plans. Plan at least two
evacuation routes since roads may become blocked
or closed. Have an emergency communication plan.
|If inside a
building, stay inside and take cover under a
desk, table or other piece of sturdy furniture.
If outdoors, try and get out of the path of the
landslide or mudflow. Run to the nearest high
ground in a direction away from the path. If
rocks and other debris are approaching, run for
the nearest shelter such as a group of trees or a
building. If escape is not possible, curl into a
tight ball and protect your head.
from the slide area. Remember that flooding may
occur after a mudflow or a landslide.
Check for injured and trapped persons near the
slide area. Check for damaged utility lines and
report any damage to the utility company. Check
the building foundation, chimney and surrounding
land for damage.
Replant damaged ground as soon as possible since
erosion caused by loss of ground cover can lead
to flash flooding.
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| Source: Federal
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