Mary: Did you feel the earthquake last night?
Tom: Yes. It actually woke me up.
Mary: Yeah, it happened at about 10 o'clock in the morning.
Tom: The epicenter seemed to be very close to Tainan city.
Mary: No wonder. I felt like my building seemed to shift to the right, and then shift right back again.
Tom: Me, too. It lasted about 30 seconds and then it was gone.
Mary: But then after a minute, there were some aftershocks, right?
Tom: Yes. I was so scared.
Mary: There have been a lot of earthquakes recently. We should all be prepared for them.
Tom: Yes, we should. But do you know how?
Mary: Indeed, I just got some information about earthquake preparedness on the internet.
Tom: Please tell me.
Mary: We should prepare a flashlight, candles, cellphone batteries, and power banks in case of blackouts.
Tom: What should we do when we are experiencing an earthquake at home?
Mary: In most situations, you will be able to reduce your chance of injury if you do the following. You should be on your hands and knees, cover your head and neck with one arm and hand, and hold on until the shaking stops.
Tom: What should we do after the earthquake?
Mary: Once the earthquake stops, make sure that the gas and the power at home are switched off, go to the designated place to wait for your family, and then call 1991 to check the safety of your family. Keep safe, and follow the instructions of the staff.
Tom: Thanks for your information. It is very useful. I will keep it in mind.