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As you know, California is known to have earthquakes. In order to be prepared for any natural disaster, here is an emergency backpack you can put together. The instructions for this backpack were found from: https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit Make sure to check out this website for more information about emergency backpacks.

 

Things you will need (this list was found on https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

 

  1. Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation”
  2. Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food”
  3. “Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert”
  4. “Flashlight
  5. “First aid kit”
  6. “Extra batteries”
  7. “Whistle to signal for help”
  8. “Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place”
  9. “Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation”
  10. “Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities”
  11. “Manual can opener for food”
  12. “Local maps”
  13. “Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery”

Place all of these items into your desired bags, backpacks, etc.

 

During an earthquake, make sure to take cover under a desk and cover the back of your neck with your hands. Lie in a ball facing away from any windows and wait until the earthquake is over. If you are at school, your teacher will lead you out of the building and into the courtyard. If you are at home, your parents will guide you to safety. Remember not to get excited or nervous, stay calm and follow instructions from an adult.

 

See this website for an even more detailed list of items and how to use your backpack! This is a great way to be prepared for any natural disaster, especially because we live in California where earthquakes are frequent.

 

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