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Here is a list of household items that you should have at home in the event of an emergency.

Public safety agencies recommend residents put together emergency supply kits, which can come in handy in the event of floods, fires or extended power outages:

What you need to prepare for a flood:

The essentials:


• Water: one gallon per person per day. A week's supply is recommended.
• Food: ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables, canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water)
• Nonelectric can opener
• Portable radio, flashlight, spare batteries
• Essential medications
• Candles, matches
• Cash and change
• Baby supplies: formula, bottle, pacifier, soap and baby powder, clothing, blankets, baby wipes, disposable diapers, canned food and juices
• Important papers: insurance policies, copies of Social Security cards and birth certificates in a waterproof container
• Pet supplies: food, carrier, leash

Other items:

• Cooking and eating utensils
• Sanitation supplies, including household bleach, toilet paper and bar soap
• Change of clothing and sturdy shoes
• Blankets, sleeping bags, rain gear
• Tools and supplies, including shovel, ax, broom, screwdriver, pliers, hammer, and plastic or duct tape

For information on power outages and safety during storms:

• Sacramento Municipal Utility District customers should check www.smud.org; search under "Customer Safety."
• Pacific Gas and Electric customers should check www.pge.com, search under "Storms, Outages and Safety."

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/03/22/3495618/be-prepared-for-emergencies.html#ixzz1HeMYB3Hk

If you are in a flood zone, make sure you have Flood Insurance.  This coverage in not provided in your Homeowners Policy.  For areas that are not in a flood zone, but would like flood protection, the cost is about $300 per year.  If you have any questions about your insurance, contact us at (800) 807-6871.  We would be happy to discuss all of your options. 
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