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Emergency Preparedness

II. Listening Exercises
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Randall: Emergencies can happen at any time, but probably, two things that, uh, people can do is number one, have an emergency kit, uh located somewhere where they have easy access to. They don't want it in their basement, but perhaps, right at the front door. And the other thing is having emergency contact phone numbers of people you really need to get ahold of in case of an emergency.

Heather: In the event of an emergency, it's important to remember if you have pets to be prepared for them. Make sure you have a supply of food and water, uh prepared, so if you need to evacuate, you'll be prepared to take them with you.

Carly: I guess my philosophy for emergency preparedness is don't prepare and hope nothing happens. Um, that's kind of how I've done it so far. I get really stressed thinking about it, and so, I just put it off and never get a 72-hour kit or anything, and so far, nothing has happened. I hope that's all I need to do.

Jacob: So people think about having credit cards in case of an emergency, because if something bad happens, they can whip it out, and there it is, but if the power is out, they might not be able to use the credit card, so it always handy to have cash on hand.

Daniel: It's important to remember the necessities of life when preparing for an emergency, and the most important one is water. It's always a good idea to have several gallons of fresh water in your home in case of an emergency. And also a portable bottle of water in an emergency pack. It may also be a good idea to have a water purifying system, so after you have depleted your supply of fresh water, you can get new water to drink.

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