Living in the south western United States, it is easy to grow accustomed to the minor earthquakes we experience on a regular basis. Most people don’t feel the vast majority of earthquakes because they are too small or far away that they go unnoticed. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared in the event that the “Big One” hits.

When preparing for an earthquake, you should make sure that you and your family have enough supplies to last three days. That is typically the amount of time for emergency workers to get into the area and assist those in need. Some essential items that you should have in your earthquake preparedness kit include non-perishable food, water, tools, batteries, medicine, and a first aid kit.

Earthquake Preparedness Kit

Water is one of the most important elements of your earthquake preparedness kit. Store one gallon of water per person per day. Don’t forget about any of your pets that need water as well. You not only need to drink water in the case of an emergency, but also for food preparation as well as cleaning supplies and treating injuries.

Earthquakes can happen at any time, so make sure that you have your supplies in an easily accessible area regardless of whether you are at work, at home, or traveling. Finally, make sure you are financially protected with earthquake insurance so that you and your family can get back on your feet as quickly as possible. If you have any questions, please view our Earthquake Insurance options or give us a call today!

For more information on your earthquake preparedness kit, please see: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/supplies.html