Go Kit Additional Suggestions Handout English

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“ Go - Kits ” & Emergency Preparedness
We Can’t PREDICT Them . . . We Can’t PREVENT Them . . .
We Can Only PREPARE for Them!
“ Go - Kit “
General Reminders:
ƒ Maintain 7-day Supply of
ƒ Know how to Switch Off Gas,
Medications (for each household
Electricity, Water
member)
ƒ Discuss Plans with Family & Others
ƒ Carry 1 bottle of water in Go-Kit (in
ƒ Hold Emergency Drills to Familiarize
order to be able to take your meds)
Everyone with Plans
ƒ Solar Blanket
ƒ Use Sturdy Shoes
ƒ Extra Pair of Eyeglasses
ƒ Open Doors Cautiously
ƒ Cash ($5s, $1s, & coins)
ƒ Cooperate with Public Safety efforts
ƒ Non-perishable foods
ƒ If you leave home, Post Message
ƒ Extra Underwear & socks
Clearly Telling Where You Can Be
ƒ Roll of Toilet Paper
Found
ƒ Hand Sanitizer
ƒ Small Flashlight
ƒ Mini First-Aid Kit
Do Not OVER pack your Go-Kit so
that it does not become too heavy for
Resealable Plastic Bag:
you to carry. This is just a simplified
ƒ Take COPIES of Important
version with YOUR needs in mind.
Documents: Passport, Permanent
Resident Card, State I.D. card,
Social Security card, Veteran’s
document, Insurance Policies, etc.
ƒ File of Life or List of your
Medications by Name & Dosage
ƒ Perhaps a USB Memory Stick (with
inventory of personal belongings for
insurance purposes)
ƒ Photos of family members
ƒ Photos of Pets
ƒ Identify an Out-of-Town contact
ƒ Write your name on the front of the
Go-Kit
ƒ Keep your Go-Kit in a Safe & Easy
place to find
ƒ Check your kit often
ƒ Refresh items as needed
Created by: Susi Rodriguez Shapiro, M.S.G.
07-2012
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Call
9-1-1 when there is a Life or Death Emergency that requires the
immediate response of emergency services from Police, Fire or Paramedic.
DISASTER CONTACT NUMBERS
All Non-Emergency Calls - City of L.A. ONLY
3-1-1
City of L.A. Emergency Preparedness Department offers information on
disaster preparedness to the public
(213) 978-2222
FEMA - A guide to Citizen Preparedness
(800) 480-2520
L.A. Department of Water and Power
(800) 342-5397
Southern California Gas Company
(800) 427-2200
TTY Service - Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
(213) 847-0652
National Organization on Disability
(202) 293-5960
TTY (202) 293-5968
RESOURCES AND SUPPLIES
American Red Cross
www.redcross.org
City of L.A. Emergency Preparedness Department
www.lacity.org/epd
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
www.fema.gov
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
www.caloes.ca.gov
L.A. County Department of Water and Power
www.loadwp.com
National Organization on Disability
www.nod.org
City of L.A. Dept of Aging
www.aging.lacity.org/emergency-preparedness
www.preparedness.com
www.emprep.com
www.survivaloutpost.com
www.emergency.lacity.org
www.prepare.org
www.readyla.org
www.ci.la.ca.us/lafd/eqbook.pdf
www.72hours.org
Local Hardware Stores
Created by: Susi Rodriguez Shapiro, M.S.G.
07-2012