Are Prepared With A 72 Hour Kit In Case Of The Big One?
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near the Utah-Colorado border on Monday and was felt in Moab. The quake was centered about 35 miles North of Dove Creek, Colorado.
After hearing from many friends who felt the earthquake I asked if they were prepared for a natural disaster, just in case they didn't have electricity. This was their response " I am not prepared. The only thing I have is water to wash my face. I do have canned goods that I could live off if I had to and some dried beans.
Here is what you will need in case of an emergency just to get you through 3 days.
- Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
- First aid kit
- Extra batteries
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
A few items that are not on the list. Cooking stove, propane bottles a generator with plenty of back up gas.