Earthquake Kit Tips
Earlier this month, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco. While it was not the “big one” that is expected, it was a good reminder to make sure that you are prepared when the ground starts shaking again. Creating an emergency earthquake kit can help to make sure that you have everything you will need for the next earthquake. Keep these tips in mind when creating your earthquake kit.
- Water – you should have one gallon of water for each person in your family for at least 72 hours, for both drinking and sanitation purposes. While water bottles will work just fine to store water, make sure to swap them out every few years to keep the water safe to drink.
- Food – stock your kit with non-perishable food items that will last for at least 72 hours. Look for food that will help to keep your energy up during an earthquake, such as beef jerky or canned tuna. Just like your water, swap out the food every few years to keep it up to date. If you have pets, don’t forget at least a 72-hour supply of their food as well.
- First aid kit – a well stocked first aid kit should include everything to deal with minor scrapes to much more serious injuries until you are able to get to a hospital. Your first aid kit is also the perfect place to keep any medications that anyone in your family needs.
- Radio – a hand crank or battery powered radio can help you keep up with what is going on after an earthquake. If you choose a battery powered model, make sure to pack some extra batteries.
It is important to keep in mind that your homeowners insurance policy will not provide any coverage for damage during an earthquake. Only a specific earthquake insurance policy will. Contact Young Insurance in Burbank, California for all of your insurance needs to keep you safe in case of any disaster.