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Earthquake safety supplies and checklist

A road torn up by an earthquake.
  • Work gloves
  • Ax – weighing at least 6 lbs.
  • Shovel – both flat head and pointed
  • Broom
  • Hammer and nails
  • Screwdrivers
  • Crowbar or Claw Tool – 36″ or longer
  • Plastic sheeting rolls
  • Plastic garbage bags – heavy duty, 30 gallon or larger
  • Small and large plastic bags
  • Coils of rope and wire
  • Tent – family sized
  • Tarp – PVC or canvas, minimum of two, 8′ x 10′
  • Sleeping bags
  • Cheesecloth to strain particles from water
  • Cash – small bills and coins
  • Dry food
  • Water
  • Clothing
  • Walking shoes and socks
  • Local road maps
  • Fire extinguisher – a dry chemical type is recommended with a size rating of 2A- IOBC, with an earthquake restraining strap, a hose type nozzle and a metal head
  • Compass
  • Flashlight w/ batteries, or chemical light sticks matches in a waterproof container
  • Small radio, battery-powered
  • Entertainment – family pictures, notebooks and games

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