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"Prepare. Respond. Recover. It's time to get Ready LA" - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
What should everyone in Los Angeles have? No, not an agent. You should have a fully stocked supply kit, ready to go, in case of an emergency It should be kept in an easy-to-reach place, and every family member should know where the kit is. You can either build the emergency kit yourself or purchase it from a Red Cross store or another local supply outlet. Here are some of the important items that should be included.
Supply Kit List
  • Prescription medications and eyeglasses
  • Infant formula and diapers (if applicable)
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, bank account records,I.D. cards and, in case of separation, photos of family members and pets for identification
  • Cash and traveler s checks
  • Backpack
  • Battery powered flashlight (batteries included)
  • Cell phone charger (batteries included)
  • Nutrition/protein bars
  • Canned foods and juices
  • Eating Utensils
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Water (at least 1 gallon per person, per day)
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet (if applicable)
  • Work Gloves
  • Light Sticks (3 each; one lasts 12 hours)
  • Moist towelettes
  • Breathing Masks (NIOSH-N95)
  • Plastic Sheeting (10'x10')
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Roll of Duct Tape
  • Whistle
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing, including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. (Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate) .
  • Personal Hygiene Kit (includes shampoo/body wash, wash cloth, toothbrush and toothpaste, comb, deodorant)
  • Books, games and/or puzzles for children
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Battery-operated radio or TV
  • Local maps

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