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"Being prepared for an event like this is not that difficult because you're going to survive the earthquake," he said. "But, you better have an emergency plan in place, an emergency kit, put aside some food and water, talk to your family about how you're going to reunite and communicate if you're separated. These are the things you have to think about with an event like this and you have to think about them before it happens."
In the event of an earthquake, Roddey said the best method of protection is to drop down to the floor, take cover under a sturdy object and hold on until the shaking stops. He said it's also best to walk to higher ground and inland when a tsunami hits and resist the temptation of standing on the coast to watch the sudden rise and fall of the tide the sea level.
"It's how well we prepare that determines the quality of life we have after these great events," he said. "If we prepare, then we're not a victim."