Don't Get Left in the Dark, Literally

Here is a list of several safety tips (not in any particular order) for you and your family.  Read them over and see how many you can implement in your life!

•    The most important thing to remember in the even of an earthquake or other emergency situation is to remain calm.

•    The three basic actions recommended by the American Red Cross when you begin to feel an earthquake are to drop to the floor, take cover and hold on.

•    Always keep at least ½ a tank of gas in your car.

•    Your emergency kit should include food, water, first aid, search and rescue equipment, lighting, comfort and sanitation products to sustain each person for at least 3 days.

•    Keep your emergency kit in a place that is easily accessible such as in a coat closet or under your bed.

•    Always keep a pair of tennis shoes and water in your car.

•    Keep all your important documents such as insurance (including medical, home and car), birth certificates, doctor’s name, medical records and passport in one place for easy access.

•    Keep cash on hand in small bills.

•    Have an out of state contact person.

•    Make an evacuation plan with your family.  Discuss it and practice it once every 6 months to a year.

•    Have an emergency kit in your car.

•    Secure TV’s and furniture with earthquake safety straps.

•    Never light candles after an earthquake.

•    Make sure your water heater is strapped in place securely.

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