Emergency Preparedness Kit

Earthquakes, flooding, and fires should be expected in Southern California. If a major disaster strikes your area, be prepared to survive 7 days without assistance.

Here are some tips to keep you and your family be prepared for an emergency:

  • Develop a family communications plan so that all members know how to reach 1 another during an emergency; consider several scenarios.
  • Teach everyone in the household the drill and then practice it.
  • Make specific plans for people with special needs and family pets.
  • Prepare an emergency supply kit:
    • Water: 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 7 days, for drinking and sanitation
    • Food: at least a 7-day supply of non-perishable food
    • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
    • Flashlight and extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Survival whistle or other method of signaling
    • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air
    • Plastic sheeting and duct tape for shelter-in-place
    • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
    • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
    • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
    • Local maps
    • Cell phone and chargers (including a/c and car)
    • Contact list, including out-of-state contacts
  • Listen to your local Emergency Alert Station
    • 95.1 FM Valley / High Desert
  • San Bernardino County Emergency Information: 909-355-8800
  • Report Emergencies: 9-1-1