- Keep a windup radio at home and at the workplace and a windup flashlight near your bed, in your car and at work.
- Hammer and nails, crowbar, pry bar, axe (spare pry bar should also be stored outside in tool-shed or garage)
- Lantern and fuel, candles, matches (in waterproof container). Insect repellent.
- Plastic sheeting or tarpaulin.
- Pliers, wrenches.
- Small shovel. Rope, duct tape.
- Pen, marker, note pad.
- Pocket knife.
- Whistle (three short blasts is the recognized signal for help).
- Gasoline-powered generator and extension cord.
- Class ABC fire extinguisher (make sure everybody knows how to use it).
- Wrench (crescent or pipe if you have to turn off the natural gas). Tie or tape the appropriate wrench to the pipe.
- Shoes – heavy enough to protect feet from broken glass and other debris (everyone should keep a pair under their bed).
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