Dallas personal injury attorney-Amy K-educates fellow Dallas residents on earthquake safety.
Dallas, TX(JusticeNewsFlash.com)–On Saturday, Dallas area residents were shaken by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, North Texas was startled with a shake-rattle-and-roll quake and several aftershocks at about 11:25 a.m. The National Weather Service (NWS) http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ meteorologists confirmed the earthquake and no serious damages or injuries have been reported.
The earthquake, centered approximately four miles south of Euless and 18 miles west of Dallas, was the first recorded earthquake since October 31, 2008, when a 3.0 magnitude quake centered four miles south of Irving rocked local Texans. Even though Texas is not considered earthquake country their is a minor fault through the Dallas area and residents should be aware of what to do if an earthquake happens.
The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) http://fema.gov/, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, says earthquakes can cause serious damages and injuries to property and residents. Texans need to stay as safe during foreshocks, earthquakes, and aftershocks:
-Drop to the ground and take cover under sturdy furniture
-Cover your face and head with your arms
-Crouch in an inside corner of a building, home, or structure if possible.
-Hold on to the furniture or a heavy structure until the shaking stops
-Stay inside until shaking stops and it is safe to go outside (Most injuries occur when people inside buildings attempt to move to a different location or leave)
-Do not use elevators
-Be aware electricity may be lost and fire alarms and sprinkler systems may go off.
-Be aware gas, sewer, and power lines are easily severed and disabled in earthquakes
Earthquakes even minor ones can cause serious injury and damages. Earthquake awareness and education can help you and your family stay safe before, during, and after earthquakes and shocks. If you or anyone in your family has been injured you may be entitled to compensation to help cover your damages and injuries.
News by: Dallas Injury Lawyer Amy K. Witherite is a leading Texas personal injury lawyer.
Practice areas: Personal Injury and Property Damages Claims
Amy Witherite. Eberstein & Witherite, LLP. 3100 Monticello Avenue, Suite 500. Dallas, TX 75205 – Toll Free: (888) 407-6669
Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.