Do you know how to shut off the gas?
Most fires after an earthquake are due to broken gas lines.
Everyone should know how to turn off the gas supply at the meter in case they smell gas after a large earthquake.
A special wrench that fits your gas turnoff valve should be kept next to the gas valve.

Do you have an Emergency Kit?
After a major earthquake, water, electricity, and communication may be unavailable or severely restricted for several days to several weeks. Be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least three days.
Do you have a fire extinguisher, flashlights, batteries, a battery or wind up radio, a first aid kit and handbook, at least one gallon of water per person per day for 14 days, food, warm clothes, sturdy shoes, gloves, and a fresh supply of any medications you, your family members, and pets may need.


Do you know where to find your flash lights?


Do you have a fire extinguisher, and does everyone know how to use one?


Make sure emergency supplies are located in a safe and readily available place.


Make sure everyone in your family knows where these supplies are and how to use them.


Make sure they are kept up to date. Check expiration dates.


Make sure that batteries and fire extinguisher are in date and fully charged.