How prepared are you?
Preparing for emergencies takes only a few hours a year. Being prepared can save your life, minimize damage to your property, and help you recover more quickly following an emergency.
Three Day Survival Kit
- Water- 1 gallon per person per day, preferably one week. Store in air tight containers and replace it every six months.
- Water Purification kit. Iodine tablets or chlorine bleach (eight drops per gallon to purify water if necessary).
- First aid kit – with bandages and disinfectants.
- Food -- enough for 72 hours, preferably one week.
- Food for pets.
- Can opener (non-electric).
- Blankets or sleeping bags.
- Portable radio. Most telephones will be out of order or limited to emergency use. The radio will be your best source of information.
- Flashlight and spare batteries. Keep flashlights beside your bed and in several other locations. CAUTION: DO NOT use matches or candles after an earthquake until you are certain there are no gas leaks.
- Essential medications.
- Extra pair of eyeglasses.
- Fire extinguishers. Your fire extinguisher should be suitable for all types of fires. Teach all family members how to use it.
- Sturdy shoes.
- Heavy gloves.
- Candles (only after checking that there are no gas leaks).
- Light sticks.
- Extra change of clothing and shoes.
- Knife and razor.
- Camping stove or barbecue. CAUTION: Ensure there are no gas leaks before you use any kind of fire as a cooking source and never use charcoal indoors.
- Axe, shovel, broom, hand saw.
- Adjustable or pipe wrench for turning off gas and water.
- Rope, tape, staple gun
- Baby supplies. Have at least a week’s supply of medications and food for infants and those with special needs.
- Waterless hand sanitizer
- Toilet paper
- City map
- Sand bag