P. F O C U S ES
Make Disaster Kits
a large ear thquake or other disasters.Emergency response agencies and hospitals could be overwhelmed and unable to provide you with immediate assistance. Knowing first aid and having supplies will save lives, will make life morecomfortable, and will help you cope after the next disaster. In addition to your personal disaster supplies kits, store a household disaster supplies kit in an easily accessible location (in a large watertightcontainer with wheels that can be easily moved), with a three-day to one-week supply of the items listed on side two of this Focus Sheet.
Check these websites
www.earthquakecountry.info/roots(Earthquake Country Alliance/Southern California Earthquake Center) www.espfocus.org (Emergency Survival Program) www.oes.ca.gov (California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services) www.redcross.org(American Red Cross)
Create Disaster Supplies Kits
Everyone should have personal disaster supplies kits. Keep one kit in your home, another in your car, and a third kit at work or school. This is sothey can be reached even if your building is badly damaged. Backpacks or other small bags are best for your disaster supplies kits so you can take them with you if you evacuate. The kits will be usefulfor many emergencies. Include at least the items that are listed on side two of this Focus Sheet. Electrical, water, transportation, communications, and other vital systems can be disrupted for severaldays after
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E S P F OCUS Personal Disaster Supplies Kits
□ Medications, prescriptions list, copy of medical card, □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □/
M AKE D ISASTER K ITS, S IDE 2
□ Copies of vital documents such as insurance policies □ Fire extinguisher □ Sealable plastic bags □ Essential medications
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doctor’s name and...