If an earthquake strikes today, are you ready? Do you have enough water for you and your family for a few days? How about that prescription medication…enough to last until you can get to a pharmacy for more? How long has that “earthquake food” been sitting on the garage shelf?
OK, now is the time to take stock of what you have and what you need and get ready.
Dr. Frannie Edwards from the Mineta Transportation Institute goes over some basic emergency preparedness information to help us and our family and co-workers get ready to be safe after an earthquake in the Bay Area.
Keep a pair of old running shoes and socks next to your bed, and put a flashlight with fresh batteries in one of the shoes. In case the big quake hits at night, those shoes and flashlight will come in handy! Watch out for broken glass. Make sure you know where the gas and water shut off valves are…and make sure you have the proper tools to shut off the utilities.