Get Disaster Ready Now

Step One:

Check out The Red Cross’s Earthquake Safety Checklist to learn the basics about what you can do to prepare for an earthquake and what you should do/where you should go when one happens.

 

Step Two:

Make your earthquake kit, please start today!

Here’s a list of the essentials you should have ready in your earthquake kit. I’ve included a link to buy some of the harder to find products on Amazon to make it super easy to take action on this right away. But most of these items are also available in stores like Target, Walmart, etc.

  • Water—at least one gallon per person, per day. Aim for 2 weeks worth.
  • Food—nonperishable stuff that doesn’t need water or heat to prepare, like canned food. Again, aim for 2 weeks worth.
  • A Flashlight OR
  • Hand Crank Radio/Flashlight/Cell Charger
  • Extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton pads
  • 2 weeks supply of any medications
  • Multipurpose tool (like a Swiss Army Knife )
  • Toilet paper
  • Trash bags
  • Heavy duty work gloves
  • Copies of important papers like birth certificates, and insurance policies
  • Cash—including change for pay phones
  • Blanket
  • Plastic eating utensils/paper plates
  • Printed maps of the area
  • Printed first aid guide
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Manual can opener
  • Duct Tape
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Wrench or pliers
  • Medicine dropper
  • Extra pair of glasses
  • Chlorine bleach with no additives
  • For kids/babies -extra supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, and diapers)
  • Thermometer
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Superglue – it can be used to close a wound if you can’t get to a hospital!
  • Also for babies: Baby Tylenol/fever reducer
  • Super important for young children: ID Bracelet or another form or physical ID – put it on as soon as the quake happens
  • For pets: extra water, pet food, and a leash or crate

Step Three:

Click each of these links, print out the information, and store in your earthquake/disaster kit

 

References and Links:

I mentioned a few studies and facts in my video, here are links to check those out for yourself.

4 Responses

  1. Debbie says:

    It is scary, but imagine not being ready at all and something happens….. thats me right now, completely unprepared. I am going to change that. Thanks Brigitte♡

  2. romeo says:

    The big one is more likely to happen further up north off the coast of san francisco in some distant future when side mirrors in vehicles become obselete – i with absolute certainty will guarantee that nothing of significance in terms of disaster will transpire to that effect on the dates mentioned – and although however devastating it may be to the epicenter the corresponding southern california event is bound to be relatively moderate by any measure of comparison – as in the advent of survival from the catastrophe in its entirety after the collapse of civility it may be fortuitous to make a hasty deliberate decision to trek in part across state lines towards the relative safety and comfort of nebraska

  3. Melody says:

    I found your site after looking for information on migraine headaches and motion sickness and earthquakes. Since last Thursday, July 9, I’ve been having headaches. The worst being Monday and Tuesday, July 14 &15 with motion sickness as well. Thought it might be bug, but felt that it wasn’t this time as nothing eased the symptoms. The highest intensity is at my workplace in Los Angeles, lesser at my home about 40 miles north. From checking the site for earthquakes in Los Angeles today, I found almost constant micro-earthquakes in Redlands, some miles east of L.A. There are also some scattered micro eqs across the LA basin. I do agree that when there is solar/moon conjunction that there is more stress on the earth, hence the higher potential for an EQ. If the stress on the earth is not relieved with small earth movements sufficiently, then we have rock breakage from higher than normal stresses, hence an EQ. Thank you for your site and video-I enjoyed it very much, plus it offers practical advice. Also, your daughter is super cute! All the best.

  4. Sally says:

    Earthquakes are the result of fcotriin most commonly between two tectonic plates sliding past, colliding with, or subducting (one sliding under the other) each other. Other times, it’s the result of rocks/material being displaced as magma rises through the earth’s crust. This is how Geologists and Volcanologists know when a volcano may erupt. The movement of the magma rising in the volcano causes small seismic earthquakes that set off sensors set around the area.Basically, an earthquake is the result of a release of energy, or where fcotriin was a factor, but suddenly the tension was released abruptly this causes a shockwave, known as an earthquake.Earthquakes (viable for any tectonic boundary), trenches, volcanic arcs and melting are direct results of subduction, or one type of converging plate boundaries.Some effects, or results of earthquakes are landslides/mudslides, tsunamis, unnatural fires ignited due to electrical power or gas lines, soil liquefaction which leads to the sinking of buildings and destruction of roads/highways bridges all of which can lead to a catastrophic death toll. Also, contaminated groundwater from broken sewer lines, gas lines, or household contaminates would lead to disease and death. Monetary losses would also be at a high percentage.

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