Build Your Own Volcano Emergency Kit

It doesn’t matter what your proximity is to the mountain. If there is an eruption, it may put you and your family at risk. Additionally, we in the Pacific Northwest also are susceptible to the possibility of other natural disasters like fires, floods, and earthquakes. You should be prepared to shelter yourselves in your home or evacuate depending on the threat. Here is a list of items you should keep in an emergency preparedness kit. It is advised that families have more than one kit, one for home, one for work, and at each child’s school or daycare facility.

  • Dry or canned food and drinking water for each person
  • Can opener
  • First aid supplies
  • Copies of important documents such as birth certificates, licenses, and insurance policies
  • Special needs items for family members such as infant formula, eyeglasses, and medications
  • A change of clothing
  • Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Battery powered radio or television
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof matches
  • Toys, books, puzzles, games, and other comfort items
  • Extra house and car keys
  • List of contact names and phone numbers
  • Food, water, and supplies for pets

Source: Washington State Department of Health


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