Bioterrorism Preparedness Kit

In Los Angeles County we have always had to be prepared for earthquakes. Preparing for a terrorist incident is much like preparing for an earthquake or other disaster. Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. Families can – and do – cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Keep enough supplies in your home to meet your needs for at least 3 days. Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit with items you may need in an emergency. Store these supplies in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers such as backpacks, duffel bags or covered trash containers. Include:
  • 1 change of clothing and footwear per person, 1 blanket or sleeping bag per person
  • A 3-day supply of water (1 gallon per person per day) and food that will not spoil. Include a can opener for canned goods
  • A credit card, cash or traveler’s checks
  • A first-aid kit that includes your family’s prescription medications
  • A smaller kit in the trunk of your car
  • An extra pair of glasses
  • An extra set of car keys
  • Emergency tools including a battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries
  • Important family documents in a waterproof container
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members