What to Keep in an Earthquake Emergency Kit

There are things you can do right now to prepare for a major earthquake. An earthquake emergency kit is one way to get ready. We have a look at some of the items that should be included in that kit.

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The emergency first aid kit is always a must. You probably already have a first aid kit in your home, but individual items likely get taken out of it for occasional injuries. That is why it is important to have a comprehensive <a href=" http://www.redcrossstore.org/shopper/Product.aspx?UniqueItemId=7&Return=PromotionDetail.aspx%3fPromotionId%3d170%26qpg%3d0%26dpg%3d0%26qsz%3d3%26dsz%3d3"> first aid kit </a> set aside for emergency preparedness.
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The American Red Cross recommends keeping a seven-day supply of medication in your earthquake kit. This will help keep you from feeling sick, especially in an emergency situation where finding your medication may be difficult. Making a list of your medications and any other pertinent medical information is important in case you find yourself in an emergency.
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Keep a list of family and emergency contact information. This could come in handy for reaching loved ones or getting help.
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Glasses or spare contact lenses are recommended so you can make sure you see any obstacles or dangers in front of you.
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In case of an emergency, be sure to make two copies of <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Preparing-for-a-Major-Disaster/137537753" target="_blank">all-important documents</a>. One set for your emergency kit and the other set to send out to an emergency out-of-state contact. This will be helpful if a doctor visit is in order or you need to get a hold of your emergency contact.
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In preparation for an emergency, experts recommend withdrawing cash from your local bank. Be sure to withdraw small bills, therefore,when an emergency occurs you will be able survive by being able to buy things appropriately priced and be given the correct amount of change in return.
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