What To Do Immediately After An Earthquake
Establish where and how your family will reunite after an earthquake. Have an
out of state contact person. Appoint a friend or relative who your family
members can call to report conditions and whereabouts after an earthquake.
One of te top priorities in an emergency is having enough uncontaminated water. Everyone’s needs for water may be different. Factors that come into play
are age, physical condition, activity, diet and the geographical location you
live in. Normally, most people need to drink at least two quarts 64 ounces or
eight cups, of water each day.
Environments where temperatures are high can double the amount needed as the
body uses water for cooling. Children, nursing women, and ill people will need
Additional water will be needed for hygiene and food preparation. Store at
least one gallon of water per person, per day. If you have pets, allow 1 quart
per day for each dog or cat. While storing at least a 72 hour supply is
recommended; you should consider storing a two-week supply if you have space
Bottled Water: Bottled water from the supermarket in single serving or jugs is
good to keep on hand in the event of a disaster. This water should be kept out
of sunlight to prevent any microbial life forms from contaminating the water at
Emergency Water Pouches: Mayday Industries produces US Coast Guard Approved
survival water pouches that can be carried on your person without any concerns
about water temperatures. This is good to keep with you when traveling between
your home and any destination where drinking water us unavailable during a
Clean Water Containers: In the event that you must capture rain water or other
source, you must have clean, marked water containers for the proper storage.
Five gallon collapsible water containers are available through survival-goods.com which store easily and folded out for use in storing and
transporting drinking water.
Water Preserver: This is a concentrated product that can treat up to fifty-five
gallons of drinking water, allowing fresh water to be stored up to five years
at a time. This product is available through Survival-goods.com, and kills
microscopic life that is responsible for diseases, such as typhoid and
dysentery, while preventing mold and fungus growth.