Educate yourself during SC Earthquake Week

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – It is Earthquake Week in South Carolina, and the Red Cross urges you to take measures to ensure your family and loved ones would be safe in the event an earthquake strikes the region.

Every family should have an evacuation plan, emergency preparedness kit, and learn to be better prepared for earthquakes and other emergencies.

The official free American Red Cross Earthquake App for iPhone and Android mobile devices is also available by searching for American Red Cross or at redcross.org/mobileapps. The app gives users access to local and real-time information to help in times that crucial decisions need to be made.

"Earthquakes are sudden and can strike without warning, and we want everyone to become Red Cross Ready for earthquakes," said Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Palmetto SC region.

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