- EARTHQUAKE - stay IN the car. Stop driving as soon as possible, but not under buildings, overpasses and utility wires. The car will shake vigorously, but you're safest inside. Proceed cautiously when the quaking stops, avoiding bridges and other elevated structures that could be damaged.
- TORNADO - get OUT of the car! It can be overturned by strong winds. Find shelter in a building or lie flat in a ditch or depression with your arms over your head. Never try to outrun a tornado.
- BLIZZARD - stay IN the car. If stranded, use the engine for brief periods of heat. To avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, leave a window open slightly and keep the exhaust pipe clear of packer snow. Use simple movements to keep the blood flowing to your extremities, but don't overexert. Leave the dome light on at night to help rescuers find you, and sleep in shifts if there are others with you.
- FLOOD/HURRICANE - get OUT of the car. Most deaths in flash floods (one of the biggest dangers in a hurricane) happen in cars. Water can be deeper than it appears and strong currents can sweep your car away. Deep puddles can conceal missing sections of a road or bridge.
Vehicle Disaster Safety (RB422)
Stay IN your car or get OUT? During a natural disaster, making the wrong decision can be dangerous. Here are some survival tips for the general public and disaster workers alike from GEICO.
RACES BULLETIN DESIGNATOR CHANGES 4/1/96 TO EMCOMM $EMC.### Numbering following Bulletin 423 will begin w/EMCOM.021 (EMC021)
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CA State OES began the Bulletins in the early 1950's to assist agencies and radio operators to become more familiar with RACES. They were issued periodically until 1985, at which time they began to be issued weekly over voice and digital radio systems of Amateur Radio and in print. Originally intended for California, increased demand, and a 1988 request by the ARRL for national distribution, led to their eventual worldwide distribution.