7.2 Earthquake – Prepare for a Disaster

Three things you can do to prepare for a disaster at your San Diego North County  home.

  1. Have an emergency kit. You should have at least three days of supplies at your Escondido home in easy to carry containers. This is the base for your evacuation kit. You can make your own or buy them from the San Diego American Red Cross. Water, food, clothes, and sanitary items are a must.
  2. Have an evacuation plan. You should make a plan on how to evacuate your Escondido home. Talk to everyone about where to meet outside the home and who to call. Have a local number to call and also a number out of the area if possible. Local phone lines may be jammed.
  3. Be informed and keep informed. Know what type of disasters can happen in the Escondido real estate area and how to respond. The number one disaster that Escondido home owners have is fires. Here in San Diego North County we need to also be prepared for earthquakes. Keep a battery powered radio and keep updated. Store the batteries separate.

For more information on disaster plans and how to make one, contact the American Red Cross. For more information on Escondido real estate, call Gary Harmon, your Escondido Realtor.