Earthquake Supplies Kit and Emergency Preparedness (cont.)
In this Article
- How can I be prepared for an earthquake?
- What are earthquake practice drills?
- What are earthquake evacuation plans?
- What type of priorities and personal documentation paperwork should I prepare?
- What should I do during an earthquake?
- Indoor safety
- Outdoor safety
- What are emergency supplies for earthquake preparedness?
- First aid kit
- Survival kit for your home
- Survival kit for your automobile
- Survival kit for your workplace
- Food and water
- Emergency water storage and purification
- What are safe water sources in the home?
- What are unsafe water sources?
- What water is safe for drinking and cooking?
- What about emergency food?
- How should I store store emergency food?
- How should I use use emergency food?
- Find a local Doctor in your town
Survival kit for your home
Assemble a survival kit for your home with the following items:
Tools and supplies
- ax, shovel, broom
- screwdriver, pliers, hammer, adjustable wrench
- rope for towing or rescue
- plastic sheeting and tape
Items for safety and comfort
- sturdy shoes that can provide protection from broken glass, nails, and
- gloves (heavy and durable for cleaning up debris)
- waterproof matches
- change of clothing
- garden hose (for siphoning and firefighting)
- recreational supplies for children and adults
- blankets or sleeping bags
- portable radio, flashlight, and extra batteries
- essential medications and eyeglasses
- fire extinguisher -- multipurpose, dry chemical type
- food and water for pets
- toilet tissue
Survival kit for your automobile
Assemble a survival kit for your automobile with the following items. Storing some of these supplies in a small bag or backpack will make them more convenient to carry if you need to walk.
- Bottled water
- Change of clothes
- Coins for telephone calls
- Fire extinguisher -- multipurpose, dry chemical type
- First aid kit and manual
- Emergency signal device (light sticks, battery-type flasher, reflector,
- Flashlight with fresh batteries
- Food (nonperishable -- nutrition bars, trail mix, etc.)
- Local map and compass
- Rope for towing, rescue, etc.
- Paper and pencils
- Premoistened towelettes
- Prescription medicines
- Battery-operated radio with fresh batteries
- Small mirror for signaling
- Toilet tissue
- Tools (pliers, adjustable wrench, screwdriver, etc.)
- Whistle for signaling
- Jumper cables
- Duct tape
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