Original documents (passsports, birth certificates, etc.)
Maintain gas level in your car (recommend maintaining at least half tank)
Know how to manually release your garage door and open it if power is out.
Keep car keys, wallet, purse, and go bag easily accessible to grab quickly in the event of an evacuation.
Know your evacuation routes out of the neighborhoods.
Households/families: designate a safe meeting spot away from the house during an evacuation in case of separation.
Map out evacuation routes.
Identify an out-of-town friend or relative as your “emergency family check-in contact” for everyone to call if the family gets separated. Make sure all family members have the correct phone numbers. It is often easier to call out-of-town during an emergency than within the affected area.
Install a lockbox with an extra house key. This will allow a trusted neighbor to access your home if you are away and have pets or seniors in the house that might need assistance.
At least once a year, take photos or videos of your home, garage, closets, landscaping. (Open drawers and cabinets. Store pictures/video in the cloud for future inventory records).
Back up pictures to cloud.
Keep cell phone batteries charged.
Store critical documents in the cloud. Back up computer/laptop contents to the cloud.
Extra set of keys to autos/storage units/RV's
Ensure contacts are backed up to the cloud on a routine basis. (Contact cell service for instructions).
Pick safe places in each room of your home to go in case of an earthquake. A safe place could be under a sturdy table wall away from windows, bookcases or tall furniture that could fall on you.
Purchase a battery powered hand-crank radio.
Keep a flashlight and low-heeled shoes by each person’s bed.
Don’t hang heavy items near beds, couches, or anywhere people sleep or sit.
Bolt or latch cabinets/shelving/high hanging TVs.
Locate and learn how to turn off gas with a wrench. Keep a wrench nearby.
Store enough shelf stable food and water for 3-7 days per person. One gallon per person per day is recommended. Update/cycle through so that stored food is not expired.