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IMPORTANT
GCC responds to the Coronavirus Outbreak. GCC has moved to remote online instruction.

 

If you are experiencing symptoms, call your primary care physician or urgent care facility first. For the latest COVID-19 information from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health or call 211 (24/7).

 

Earthquakes

earthquakes

 

Drop Cover and Hold On

 

If an earthquake occurs while inside a room or building, DROP, COVER, and HOLD-ON.

• DROP to the ground.

• Take COVER under a sturdy desk/table. If no desks/tables are nearby, crawl away from windows and exterior walls. COVER your head, neck and face. Crouch into a ball to make yourself as small as possible. Do not go in a doorway. Do not run outside.

• HOLD-ON to your desk/table until the shaking stops. Be prepared to move with your cover.

• After shaking completely stops, turn off computers/electrical equipment if possible. If possible, proceed to designated evacuation area. Use stairs, do not use elevators. Evacuate via nearest safe exit.

• Stay away from buildings, glass, walls, power lines, gas pipes, and trees.

• Be prepared for aftershocks.

• Call 9-1-1 or the College Police at extension 4000 from a campus phone or direct dial 818 409-5911 to report serious injuries and hazards.

• Do not return to the building until advised by emergency personnel.

• If trapped inside a building, knock on solid material to attract attention of the rescue parties. Avoid shouting to prevent inhalation of dust or dangerous particles.

• Remain calm.

If an earthquake occurs while outside a room or building, move to an open area away from buildings, power lines, and/or trees. If driving on or near campus, pull to the side of the roadway, apply your emergency brake, and avoid overpasses or bridges.