With news and images of the devastation left by the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile still flooding the airwaves and the recent 6.1 shaker in Cagayan, we’ve all learned how life can be horribly changed in a matter of moments.
We’ve also learned that as much of the world as we’ve tamed, there is still no way to truly control Mother Nature. So we need to do the next best thing—work on minimizing the damage before it disaster actually strikes. This is especially true for the Philippines and other places in the area that is sometimes called Disaster Central, due to its exposure to the open Pacific, location in the Ring of Fire, and tropical climate. This makes us especially prone to natural disasters like typhoons, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes. Of these three, earthquakes are the ones scientists are least able to predict.
That’s why it’s very important to make sure your house is always prepared for the possibility of a quake—as the adage goes, you should always hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Check out these 10 tips on keeping your home as earthquake resistant as possible.