Pre-test Answer Key:
Answer #1— D. Every home is different, but a rule of thumb is 2.5 gallons. You should consider keeping one gallon per person for drinking and cooking. And don’t forget the pets! In addition, store about 1.5 gallons per person for sanitary needs. Multiply this by the number of days you may be isolated without access to water. A minimum of 3 days is advised.
Answer #2 – A. True. To be ready, you should have a written plan for your family. This should include a list of items needed in your custom “go kit”
Answer #3 – A. 1882 A destructive earthquake could occur at any time and in almost any place in North America. Your emergency planning should include earthquake precautions.
Answer #4 – D. All of the above. Body weight concerns and training physically and mentally are important..
Answer #5 – A. True. You should designate one near your home, in your town, and one out-of-town or out of state.
Answer #6 – C. 800. This is why you are encouraged to use texting to get in touch with family members during a large scale emergency. You can text them “RUOK” and they can reply, “IMOK.”
Answer #7 – C. While having a place to meet outside is important, the most helpful thing you can do is practice getting out of the house quickly, safely, and routinely. Practice. Practice. Practice.
Answer #8 – B. ICE stands for In Case of Emergency
Answer #9 – A. Identify or create storage space for emergency supplies; including your “go kit.”
Answer #10 – D. All of these are important and are indicative of how smart it is to plan ahead and expect the unexpected.