Be ready for any disaster with a pre-packed emergency kit

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Having an emergency preparedness kit on hand is a wise idea no matter where you live. We’ve seen disasters like earthquakes, wildfires, and flooding affect a lot of areas in the West and it’s best to be ready in case of evacuation or mandatory sheltering.

Emergency responders are very busy in the hours right after a natural disaster, so you shouldn’t rely on them to take care of you and your family. You can assemble your own kit of essential items. A kit such as this one should be able to support a family of four for 72 hours.

For an even more exhaustive kit, consider adding any of these items: