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Emergency Preparation (Supplies)

posted Mar 27, 2013, 5:04 AM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Mar 27, 2013, 5:37 AM ]
Preparing for an Earthquake: What You Can Do to Stay Safe
--- Emergency Preparation (Supplies) ---
::::: Usual :::::
Nobody knows when an earthquake happens, you may be at your office or in an elevator or outside…. so you would better carry emergency kits and basic amenities in your bag or pocket at all the times in the case of an earthquake. That preparation such as having necessary and useful stuff makes you feel security.
Drinking water/tea (taking a water bottle)

Portable whistle (calling for help, better putting ID card in it)

Portable flashlight (in the case of power outrage)

Handy food (ex. candy, chocolate, and nutrition snacks)

Mobile charger (for getting information, calling family and friends)

Coins (for using a public phone)

Portable radio

ID (or copy for passport, driver’s license and health insurance card)

Photos (for checking when you get separated from your family)

A pen and note

First-aid kit (ex. bandage, antiseptic solution, and medicine etc..)

Sanitary goods (Mask, tissue, and women's sanitary product etc..)

Scarf (for against cold)

Plastic bag/portable bag

Disposable body warmer (in winter)

Waterproof clothing, an umbrella and a hat
::::: Emergency (the day an earthquake occurs) :::::
Prepare an emergency bag at your office/home where the place you spend most of the day in working or doing housework. That bag included essential supplies protects you for survival for at least a few days after evacuation, it should be “easy-to-carry”, and not packed all things you need in it. When an earthquake occurs, you will evacuate as soon as possible with grabbing the emergency bag. Emergency supplies should be prepared according to the needs of your family members.
Cash and valuables
   (Copy for ID, bank passbook, personal seal ,and List of emergency 
    contact numbers)
Drinking water
   (roughly three days of food for entire family and three liters of water
    per person a day)

Emergency food (biscuits, canned food, and jelly food )

Underwear and towels (for 2, 3 days)

Poncho (for changing clothes, being blinder to make a private space,
   and using dust cover)
Hygiene products (medicine, tissue, First-aid kit, mask, mouthwash,
   wet tissue…)

Plastic bags (over 10 big/small bags)

Potable radio

Contact lens/Glasses

Eye mask and earplugs (for fast sleep)

Sneakers and a hat (for protecting for your head)

Flashlight and spare batteries


For women:
big scarf, socks, and sweater (for keeping warm)

Hair care products, cosmetic items (cotton, lotion, cream, lip balm etc..) and sanitary goods.

For babies: Extra supplies such as diapers, baby wipe, milk powder, towel, blanket, baby carrier and specialized food for them should be included in your evacuation pack.

For pets: Consider having extra food, water and a cage for your pet, just as you would for other family members.



Portable toilets                            Packing Tapes

Newspapers (for keeping warm)    Knives

Blanket for using outside              Lighter
Sleeping bag                               Gloves
::::: After an earthquake :::::
After an earthquake, supply of essentials (gas, water, electric and networks) may stop for a few days. Plan for quantity of stockpiles and storage for essentials to take care of yourself until sending relief goods. And it’s also useful for the natural disaster such as typhoon, flood and whenever you are in big emergency. M
ake sure you have enough food and clothes for yourself during your stay and maintain your health.


Daily life water (keep filling a bath in the case of fire)

Food (dry fruits, nuts, snacks, nutrition food, can, vegetable juice etc..)

Portable gas stove and butane gas cartridge (for boiling water)



Portable toilets

Products for daily use (plastic bags, toilet papers, plastic wraps, foil …)

Paper plates, cups and cutlery

Pet food

Extra butteries

Candle and lighter

Rescue equipments (a pinch, saw, scoop, jack, flashlight etc.)


Map for disaster


::::: ICT Recommendation! :::::
Prepare slippers and glasses close to your bed for an earthquake/blackout happens at night, keep them in place. (from our English Discussion on March 14th)