During an Earthquake
- Remain indoors.
- DUCK, COVER and HOLD. Take cover under a table, bench or desk and hold on, or go to an interior wall, supported doorway, or hallway.
- Keep clear of windows that could break and large objects that could fall over.
- Expect fire alarm and sprinkler systems to activate.
- Do not evacuate until the shaking has stopped.
- When evacuating, be careful and watch for falling debris.
- Stay outdoors.
- Move to an open area away from trees, buildings, windows, utility poles and signs.
If in a Vehicle
- Pull over, keeping away from overhead objects such as trees, buildings, utility poles, signs, tunnels and overpasses.
- Get down as low as you can in the vehicle until the shaking stops.
The McGill website: www.mcgill.ca and radio stations will broadcast information regarding class cancellations and school closings.
After an Earthquake
- Evacuate cautiously, taking your key personal belongings and any emergency supplies. Be prepared for aftershocks.
- Do not use elevators or turn on lights.
- Look for any signs of structural damage and for persons who may be injured or trapped. Watch for falling objects.
- Go to your evacuation meeting location. Report injured or trapped persons and any signs of structural damage to emergency personnel.
- Only use your phone for emergencies; overloading the phone system may delay the arrival of essential emergency assistance.