2 Quick & Cheap Things You Can Do to Prepare for an Emergency in Under 10 Minutes
December 01, 2015
2 quick & cheap things you can do to help your family survive an earthquakeDownload a printable flyer here.
1) Keep Water to Survive!
- Store at least 3 gallons of water per person & pet at home.
- Consider storing 14 gallons of water per person & pet for a recommended 2 week supply at home.
- Keep bottles of water in your car.
Water is THE essential item you need to live! Help may arrive too late in a major disaster as your body can only survive 3 days without water.
2) Make a Go-Bag
Attach your bag to your bed (ie- use bungee cord)
Your Go-Bag can help you get out safely and if you are trapped!
Tell your kids if the ground shakes while in bed:
- Stay in Bed!
- Cover Your Head! (with a pillow)
- Grab Your Bag!
Other items to consider adding to your go-bag:
Small first aid kit with aspirin to take incase of heart attack or stroke and an anti-inflammatory for pain, portable radio with extra batteries, cash in small bills, work gloves, mylar reflective blanket, extra water, extra protein bar, dust mask, family photo & a comfort toy for kids.
See the reverse side and visit redcross.org or ready.gov for more information on emergency preparedness.
* If you have prescription medications, keep a month’s supply in your bag and rotate it out when it’s time to open a new bottle.
You will also always have a back-up supply.