Most of us are at least aware that we should have two weeks worth of food and water as per the Red Cross and others.
If you work in an office away from home, you should give some thought as to whether you might be stuck there for a while after a serious quake. If you drive to work and you can walk home, the kit you should have in your car will take care of your needs. If you can’t walk home, you may be waiting it out at your office – a good reason to make sure that the office is prepared for that eventuality.
Office kits can be custom-tailored for any size. The best provider I’ve seen is Your Safety Place in Pleasanton, part of Nexis Preparedness. They have staff calling on businesses and schools to help them get prepared. Check out their web site at nexisprep.com
QuakePrepare has now installed over 2,250 automatic gas shut-off valves. If you or your neighbors haven’t yet taken advantage of this (incredibly cheap) insurance to protect your house, email or call me. Still $245 in most locations.