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According to CNN, on August 21, an earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season Monday night, killing at least one person and trapping a half dozen others under collapsed homes. Police said all but one of the people known to be trapped were responding to rescuers and were expected to be extracted alive, including three children. One person, however, wasn't responding, raising worries the death toll could increase, said Giovanni Salerno of the financial police. (Winfield, 2017)
What would you do if you were on vacation and this happened to you? What would you do to survive? If you are inside, move away from anything that can fall such as heavy paintings, bookcases, mirrors, and windows. Try to find something sturdy to get under, to block debris from possibly falling on you. If you are in a car STOP! Avoid any bridges, or overpasses, it would probably also be safer for you to stay in the car. If you are out and about in the city, get away from any buildings, power lines, trees or poles and drop to your knees and cover your head with your hands. If you are on the beach, move away from the water as quickly as possible to avoid a possible tsunami. If you are in the mountains, be very alert and try to avoid any landslides that may occur. As soon as possible get back to leveled ground.
Indonesia, Turkey, Mexico, El Salvador, Pakistan, Philippines, Ecuador, India, Nepal and Japan are the top 10 cities prone to earthquakes. (Jain, 2014) Italy is not on the list, but they had one! The best advice I can give you is to be an informed traveler. Use the tools on the BluefaceDestinations.com Resources Tab. It will provide you updates on travel alerts & warnings, latest travel news as well as world climate data, so you can be an informed traveler. Know before you go if there is anything you should be aware of. This is just one more reason why… “I Book with Blueface!”