BE INFORMED, BE WARNED, BE PREPARED:   BEFORE, DURING and AFTER an EARTHQUAKE

Emergency kit for your automobile

The items in this list are in addition to the  supplies in your home emergency kit. Keep them in your vehicle in a separate pack (such as a tote bag) in case you are "on the road" during an earthquake.  Make up a pack for each vehicle in your household. 

  • Booster cables, tools 
     
  • Windup flashlight
     
  • Bottled water - at least four liters 
     
  • Canned food, can opener, dried fruit, cookies, crackers 
     
  • Outdoor clothing and a backpack 
     
  • Sleeping bag(s), "space" blanket(s) 
     
  • First aid kit 
     
  • Waterproof matches, candles 
     
  • Toilet tissue, moist towelettes, small plastic bags 
     
  • Cash, coins 
     
  • Map of the region where you live 
     
  • Pen/pencil and paper
     
  • Address book
     
  • Playing cards, colouring books etc. for children 
Remember.
Fill up your vehicle's gas tank when it is about half full. 
Gas stations are likely to be inoperable after a major earthquake.

Copyright: A. Makarow 1998 - Revised September 17, 2008