Are you prepared for a disaster? We are located near the very active San Andreas fault and haven’t had a sizable earthquake in quite some time.
A major quake could shut off access to water and other necessities for days. Every home should have a disaster supply kit that would allow you to survive on your own for at least a week.
Items to included in a kit:
- flashlight and extra batteries
- dust mask
- first-aid kit
- extra clothing and blankets
- battery powered or hand-cranked radio
- non-perishable food
- supplies for your pet
- plenty of water
Plan for 1 gallon of water per person – and pet – per day for anywhere from 3 to 14 days. You will need the water for drinking, plus extra for food prep and hygiene. Given the desert heat, having extra water on hand is a good idea.
For more tips on disaster preparedness, go to www.ready.gov