place. Familiarize yourself with how to evacuate your home or office.
Become familiar with your child's school and day-care emergency
* Pack a family disaster kit in easy-to-carry containers and keep
it in a spot where it can be accessed quickly. The kit should contain
water, food, toiletries, necessary medications, medical information,
cash, checks, credit cards, tools, matches, a whistle, a compass,
maps and all-weather clothing.
* Store several days' worth of water and nonperishable food in
your home, and a long-term supply of vital medications. And don't
forget your pets: Have enough water and a supply of whatever food
they eat, and any supplies needed if you have to leave home and are
bringing animals along.
* If you are asked to evacuate your home, immediately shut off the
gas, the water and the electricity. Don't forget to lock the doors.
* If you are instructed to remain in your home, close and lock all
doors and windows, turn off heating or cooling devices, and keep your
family in one room.
* Have your home checked to be sure structures, such as
fireplaces, are stable in case of an earthquake, and put locks on
your cabinets so items don't fall out.
* For emergencies or to report injuries, call 911. To find out
information, call 211.
* Remain calm and follow the advice of local emergency officials.
* Visit the following websites for more information on disaster
preparedness: o7www.ready.govf7; o7www.redcross.orgf7;
o7-- Information from the Red Cross, the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, and the Newport Beach Fire Department