Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety Step 1 - Identify Hazards in the Home: Step 2 - Create Your Disaster Plan. Step 3 - Create Disaster Supply Kits. Step 4 - Identify Your Home's Potential Weaknesses. Step 5 - Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Step 6 - After the Shaking Stops Check for Damages and Injuries Needing Immediate Attention.