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V O LU M E 1
Be prepared to use what you
have on hand for at least three
to ten days or more. Consider
having more than one
emergency kit a kit for home,
your vehicle, workplace and
your child’s school. Your kit for
home should be everything you
will need to stay where you are
and make it on your own. The
other kits for outside of the
home should be a lightweight
smaller version that is easier to
transport if you have to be
mobile.
Items for Emergency Kits:
At least one gallon of water
per day per person for
drinking and sanitation.
Water should be stored in
clean plastic, glass or enamel
lined metal containers.
Commercially bottled water
should be recycled every 12
months and faucet bottled
water every six months.
Store three to ten day
supply of non perishable
foods that are easy to store,
such as protein bars, canned
goods, ready to eat meals,
canned juices, food for
infants, elderly and persons
with special diets, plastic re-
sealing bags, an all purpose
knife, as well as a manual
can opener.
Battery-powered radio &
flashlights and extra
batteries.
Extra sets of clothing and
closed toe shoes consider
various seasons (summer,
winter).
First aid kit and instructions
on how to administer first
aid.
Important documents
Social Security card, drivers
license, passport, medical
card with vital information,
insurance information
(vehicle, medical and home).
Cash (small bills and coins)
and credit cards.
Unique family needs such as
medications (prescription
and non-prescription), infant
formula, diapers, hygiene
products [toothbrush,
toothpaste, soap, shampoo,
deodorant, lotion, toilet
tissue].
Wheelchairs, canes, walkers,
hearing aids & extra
batteries.
Filter masks or handkerchiefs
to protect against particles or
debris in the air.
Portable cooking options such
as sterno, charcoal and
barbeque grills.
Duct tape & heavyweight
garbage bags or plastic sheeting
to seal windows and doors to
create a barrier between
yourself and potential
contamination outdoors. If you
see large amounts of debris in
the air or if local authorities say
the air is contaminated and it is
unsafe to leave your home, you
may want to shelter-in-place and
seal off a room in your home.
Household bleach to treat
drinking water (16 drops of
bleach per1gallon of water).
Los Angeles County Sheriff
Dept.
323-526-5541 www.lasd.org
(Community and personal protection
issues)
Los Angeles County of
Department of Public Works
800-675-4357 www.ladpw.org
(Road closures in Los Angeles
County)
Los Angeles County Department
of Mental Health
800-854-7771 www.dmh.lacounty.gov
(Mental health services for disaster
victims)
American Red Cross
888-864-3575 http://
redcrossla.org
(Assistance with shelter)
Los Angeles County Office
of Emergency Management
213-974-1166
www.espfocus.org
(Emergency planning and
preparedness)
Los Angeles County Fire
Department
323-881-2481
www.fire.lacounty.gov
(For fires, emergency medical
attention and damaged
structures)
Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA)
www.fema.gov
(Supporting citizens and first responders
during natural and man-made disasters)
211 or www.211lacounty.org
(Organizations that provide response and
recovery assistance in the event of a
disaster)
Preparing an Emergency Supply Kit
Important Contacts and Numbers to Have in the Event of an Emergency
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