If you hear about or experience tremors in your city or state, it’s important to remain calm and try to get yourself to safety. Here’s what to do.

Drop, cover and hold on

If you’re indoors, drop to the ground to prevent being knocked over, take cover under a sturdy piece of furniture or against an interior wall, and hold on until the shaking stops.

Evacuate if necessary

If there’s a risk of collapse or other hazards, evacuate to an open area away from structures, trees and utility wires. Follow evacuation routes and instructions provided by authorities.

Stay calm

Panic can lead to injuries, so try to stay calm and reassure others around you.

Check-in on the people around you

As soon as you’re sure you’re safe and unhurt, reach out to the people around you and make sure they don’t need help from emergency services.

Don’t spread fake news

We understand how chaotic it might be to feel tremors and not know the cause, but please, make sure you’re sharing only fact-checked news.

Call for help

Once you’ve taken cover and are sure of your safety, the next step is to call the emergency numbers for your state and report what has happened.

Be empathetic

As much as Nigerians survive off making light of every situation, some things really aren’t funny, especially when people’s lives and properties are in danger. So, while everyone is trying to cope and figure out the cause for the tremors, be kind and empathise with those affected.

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