in #CASE you missed it… Earthquake Preparedness Kit. Do you have one?

in #CASE you missed it… Earthquake Preparedness Kit. Do you have one?

With the all the recent seismic activity lately and considering the fact that we don in fact live in what scientist call the“Ring of Fire”, and it has nothing to do with theJohnny Cash song.

As most of us know we have a history of earth quakes here in Seattle as well.  The Nisqaully Quake in was the last major rattler we had. Back in the 60s Seattleites  once again felt the Earth move under their  feet.

So how prepared are you and your family for the “ BIG ONE”?

Here is an easy checklist to make sure you are ready:

Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)

Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).

Flashlight [Available on the Red Cross Store]

Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible) [Available on the Red Cross Store]

Extra batteries

First aid kit [Available on the Red Cross Store]

Medications (7-day supply) and medical items

Multi-purpose tool

Sanitation and personal hygiene items

Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)

Cell phone with chargers

Family and emergency contact information

Extra cash

Emergency blanket [Available on the Red Cross Store]

Map(s) of the area

Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:

Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)

Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

Games and activities for children

Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)

Two-way radios

Extra set of car keys and house keys

Manual can opener

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

Whistle

N95 or surgical masks

Matches

Rain gear

Towels

Work gloves

Tools/supplies for securing your home

Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes

Plastic sheeting

Duct tape

Scissors

Household liquid bleach

Entertainment items

Blankets or sleeping bags

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