An earthquake emergency kit for your house should contain essential supplies to help you and your family survive and stay safe during and after an earthquake. Here's a list of items to include in your earthquake emergency kit:
One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days.
Consider water purification tablets or a portable water filter.
Canned goods, such as beans, vegetables, and fruits.
Protein-rich foods like peanut butter or canned tuna.
Energy bars, granola bars, and dried fruits.
Ensure you have enough food for at least three days.
Manual Can Opener:
Make sure you have a manual can opener if you include canned food in your kit.
First Aid Kit:
Adhesive bandages, gauze, adhesive tape.
Antiseptic wipes, tweezers, scissors.
Pain relievers, antacids, any necessary prescription medications.
First aid manual.
Flashlights and Batteries:
Battery-operated flashlights or headlamps.
Extra batteries (check and replace them regularly).
Battery-powered or hand-crank emergency radio for receiving updates and information.
Blankets and Warm Clothing:
Warm blankets or sleeping bags for each person.
Extra clothing, including jackets, hats, gloves, and sturdy shoes.
Personal Hygiene Items:
Toilet paper, sanitation supplies.
Soap, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes.
Toothbrush and toothpaste.
Feminine hygiene products.
Multi-Tool or Swiss Army Knife:
A versatile tool for various tasks.
To signal for help if needed.
Duct Tape and Plastic Sheeting:
Useful for emergency repairs and creating a temporary shelter.
Small bills and coins for essential purchases, as ATMs and card readers may not work.
Copies of identification, insurance policies, and other vital documents stored in a waterproof container or digital copies on a secure drive or cloud storage.
Local maps to help you navigate in case GPS is unavailable.
Cell Phone Charger:
Portable charger or solar charger for your cell phone.
Extra Glasses or Contacts:
If you wear prescription glasses or contact lenses.
Child and Pet Supplies:
Baby food, formula, diapers, and baby supplies (if needed).
Pet food, water, and supplies for your pets (if applicable).
Special Needs Items:
Items for family members with specific medical or dietary needs.
Books, playing cards, or other forms of entertainment to pass the time.
Local Emergency Information:
Include a list of local emergency contacts, shelters, and important numbers.
Regularly check and update your earthquake emergency kit to ensure that food, water, and other supplies remain fresh and within their expiration dates. Additionally, conduct earthquake drills with your family to practice what to do in case of an earthquake.