In Marin / CURRENTS
THE BASICS HOW DETAILS
Make a Family Plan
Store Food and Water
Build Your Kits
Download FEMA’s Family Communication
Plan and ReadyMarin checklists to help
organize your information.
Choose nonperishable food that’s low
in sodium and plan on a gallon of water
per person a day.
Store your supplies so they are readily
available in an emergency.
Emergencies and disasters can happen when family
members are at work or school: take time to make sure
everyone understands how to get out and where to meet.
You will need to store food and water for at least three
days, though you should aim for seven.
Create emergency contact cards as well as evacuation
backpacks and mini-survival kits for work and home.
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Get Informed Take advantage of the Community
Emergency Response Team (CER T) to get
training; register your cellphones with the
Telephone Emergency Notification System
( TENS) of Marin County at alertmarin.org.
Your best defense in the case of an emergency is being
educated; fortunately, Marin County offers multiple training options such as CER T and Get Ready to all residents.
WHAT WILL YOU do when a fire, earthquake, tsunami or
other disaster threatens your
house and family? In light of
the recent New Yorker piece
“The Really Big One” about the
Cascadia subduction zone, we
wanted to call attention to some
best practices that should be
employed in case of an emergency. Here’s a chart inspired by
information on readymarin.org.
CANDY For Halloween
this year we asked our
Facebook friends to tell
us what candy items
they enjoy handing out
the most. Did we miss
your favorite? Let us
“Chocolate = king size.
Chewy candy = bite size.”
“Glow sticks are fun to
give out too.”
Nysa Wong Kline
“Kit Kats, Reese’s and
in a handful.”
Yvonne Deasy Gowdey
“Only king-size in our