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