Recent small quakes around the Bay Area are good reminders to be prepared for when a larger one strikes.
VIDEO: How to prepare your pets in case of disaster
So what do you put in your kit? Watch the video in the player above for the essentials.
Also, don't forget to check your kit twice a year to make sure nothing has expired.
Click here for the latest stories and videos about earthquakes here in the Bay Area and around the world, and click here for more information on disaster preparedness.
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