BEFORE AN EARTHQUAKE, MAKE SURE EVERYTHING’S PROTECTED. No-one can predict the location, timing and intensity of an earthquake. Five years on from the most devastating of the Canterbury earthquakes, Cantabrians are still affected by the aftermath. And will be for some time. Make their experience count for something. You can ease the heartache caused by a natural disaster – the loss of treasured possessions, damage to your home, or worse, injury or loss of life to your family – by taking some simple steps now. Fix and fasten those items in your home that are valuable or could cause damage or injury. And ensure you have a survival kit, escape plan and a safe meeting place. It’s what you do now that could make all the difference.