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Emergency Supply Checklist

Stocking up now on emergency supplies can add to your safety and comfort during and after an earthquake. Store enough supplies for at least 72 hours.


  • Water-2 quarts to 1 gallon per person per day
  • First aid kit – freshly stocked
  • First aid book
  • Food (packaged, canned, no-cook, baby food, and for special diets)
  • Can opener (nonelectric)
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Portable radio, flashlight and spare batteries
  • Essential medication and glasses
  • Fire extinguisher-A-B-C type
  • Food and water for pets
  • Money


  • Large plastic trash bags for trash, waste, water protection
  • Large trash cans
  • Bar soap and liquid detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Feminine and infant supplies
  • Toilet Paper
  • Household bleach
  • Newspaper to wrap garbage and waste


  • Sturdy shoes
  • Heavy gloves for clearing debris
  • Candles and matches
  • Change of clothing
  • Knife or razor blades
  • Garden hose – for siphoning and fire fighting
  • Tent
  • Rain Poncho
  • Warm Socks


  • Barbecue, camp stove, chafing dish
  • Fuel for cooking (Charcoal, camp stove fuel, etc.)
  • Plastic knives, forks, spoons
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Paper towels
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil


  • Axe, shovel, broom
  • Learn Where Your Gas Shut Off is Located and Install the correct wrench on a chain next to it. Make sure all members of the family know where it is and what direction to turn it to Off.
  • Screwdriver, pliers, hammer
  • Coil if 1/2″ rope
  • Plastic tape and sheeting
  • Toys for children

Items to Keep in Trunk of All Cars

  • Rain Poncho
  • Warm Blanket
  • Water
  • Boots & Socks for All Family Members