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

Personal emergency kit

You should have the items in this list in addition to the supplies for your home emergency kit. Each person in your household should have the items in a tote bag or back-pack, stored in a secure place with the other emergency supplies. They should be ready to go if you have to evacuate on short notice.  

  • Food such as dried fruit, high-energy food bars, candies etc. 
     
  • First aid kit and booklet; 
     
  • Survival manual 
     
  • Windup flashlight
     
  • Money, including coins/phone card.
     
  • Photographs of family and loved ones 
     
  • Gloves and other warm clothing 
     
  • Address book with important family phone numbers, particularly those in another town/city 
     
  • Remember to add necessities for babies, small children, elderly and people with disabilities in your household. 
     
  • When you evacuate, supplement the items in individual evacuation packs with other items from your store of emergency supplies including: bottled water (ideally, 4 litres per person per day) and cooking/eating utensils.
     
  • Be sure to take prescribed medications such as heart and high blood pressure medication, insulin set, with you when you evacuate.

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