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After an earthquake, or other natural disaster, it is possible you will need to leave your home. However, your home is still often the best place to take shelter in a mass disaster, even if it is partially damaged.

Have several A-B-C fire extinguishers available around your home and know how to use them.

Prepare a secure area of your home for emergency situations, and teach your children where to go. Make sure you have enough food, water, and other supplies in this area (such as a radio, flashlights, batteries, blankets, a can opener, first aid kit, etc.) for at least two weeks. You will want the area to have a degree of comfort, although you should be able to isolate it from outside air-intake for a short period of time with pre-cut sheets of plastic and tape. Don’t forget to prepare for children, babies, and pets. They may need different food, diapers, toys, books, etc.

Be familiar with your home’s infrastructure. Know how to shut-off water, gas, air conditioning, and electricity.

Be prepared not to have power or running water. Never use a gas generator in an enclosed area. The fumes are toxic.

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