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Earthquake preparedness: How to prepare for a natural disaster

Posted: 6:59 PM, Jul 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-12 10:21:02-04
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Two earthquakes and several unnerving aftershocks in California continue to worry people in California and Southern Nevada about a much bigger quake.

The County of Los Angeles held a press conference to remind the community how to prepare for a natural disaster.

Officials say to stock up! Buy everything you normally do but get more.

For example, if you buy one case of water for the week, put one on hold.

Officials also suggest buying shelf food; snacks like canned fruits, chips, nuts, and crackers.

In case, utilities are disrupted, it's important to have a backup solar battery to charge electronics like cellphones.

Also, keep a backpack with a first aid-kit, a radio, and a flash light separate from the batteries.

A hard hat and a wrench --in case there's a gas leak -- are also part of the recommendations.

If you have pets at home animal control experts remind you to make sure the information on the microchip is up to date.