By now, you’ve heard the news of the swarm of earthquakes that rocked the California-Nevada border. They began on Dec. 28 as a series of moderate tremors followed by well over 250 smaller ones on New Year’s Eve.
In this issue, we’ll share advice for what to include in your Earthquake Emergency Supply Kit as to prepare for immediate possibilities.
PREPARING YOUR EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT
We turn to our friends at the California Department of Public Health in passing along advice about what should be included in your Earthquake Emergency Supply Kit.
Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person; each person will need a gallon each day. Children, nursing mothers, and sick people may need more water.
Store at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food. Choose foods that do not require refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water.
FIRST AID KIT
This is crucial because, in any emergency, a family member may be cut, burned or suffer other injuries.
Make sure you have:
To have a much better chance of communicating with other family members and emergency responders, make sure to include:
ITEMS FOR SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
If you have an elderly person with you, make plans now for how you will evacuate or signal for help. Supplies specifically for them include:
IF YOUR HOME IS DAMAGED BY EARTHQUAKES, CALL J&M KEYSTONE, INC.
Being prepared in advance is the smart way to go, especially in earthquake-rich areas like California. If your home or business is damaged by an earthquake, we urge you to contact J&M Keystone, Inc. by calling 800-368-2757 so that we can begin making your house feel like home again.
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