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Crown Harbor Homeowner Association

Disaster Supplies for Residents

Crown Harbor has a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). These are the supplies that Crown Harbor residents should have on hand.


By the Bed

  • Flashlights (one per person) with extra batteries
  • Crowbar (in case your bedroom door gets stuck)
  • Sturdy shoes and clothes per person
  • Work gloves for each person
  • Hard hat per person
  • Printed copy of Neighborhood Disaster Response Plan


  • Enough water for 7 days
  • A minimum of 1 gallon per person per day (2 gallons are preferable)
  • Store water in food grade containers
  • Additional water for pets
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper
    • 9 parts water to 1 part bleach can be used as a disinfectant
    • 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per 1 gallon of water for drinking
    • do not use scented, color safe, or bleaches with added cleaners
  • Stores water should be changed every 12 months — easy way to remember to do so is daylight savings day in the Spring


  • Manual can opener
  • Canned tuna and meats (label with date and rotate annually)
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Drinks and juices
  • Peanut butter
  • Candy, nuts, and raisins
  • Energy bars
  • Soups
  • If you have a camping stove, freeze dried foods — (you will need to store extra water for these)
  • Pet food
  • Paper cups, plates, plastic utensils, and paper towels
  • Moist wipes
  • Plastic trash bags with twist ties for sanitation
first aid kit

First Aid Kit

  • Band-Aids, roller bandages, gauze pads, scissors, paper and adhesive tape, antibiotic cream, Q-tips, cotton balls, anti-bacterial soap (like Dial), latex gloves
  • A two-week supply of your prescription medications (rotate these annually)
  • Non-prescriptive items such as aspirin, acetaminophen, antacids, diarrhea medicine, laxatives, vitamins
  • Allergy or prescription medication information can be made available for paramedics by posting it on the kitchen refrigerator (paper can be folded so it is not in plain view)
  • Prescription eye glasses (as an alternative to contact lenses)
  • First Aid Book or information from

Survival supplies

  • Battery powered emergency radio
  • Extra batteries (for flashlights and radio)
  • Pocket knife and scissors
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Matches (in a waterproof container)
  • Zipper bags and toilet paper
  • Duct tape
  • Light sticks
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sleeping bag (one per person)
  • Mylar space blanket
  • Complete change of clothing
  • Local maps
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items (e.g., toothbrush, toothpaste, sunscreen)
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Games, puzzles, or other activities for children


  • Copies of insurance policies, bank account records, and driver's license
  • Cash or traveler's checks and change
  • Inventory of household goods
  • Paper and pencil
  • Seal in a waterproof, portable container such as a Ziploc bag
fire extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers

  • ABC type only:
    • Class A for trash, wood and paper
    • Class B for liquids and gases
    • Class C for energized electrical sources
  • CERT recommends that every household have 1 or 2 and in case of a disaster that can be placed on the sidewalk street side for any of us that needs one.
    • One on each floor of your house
    • Smaller one in each car
  • Maintenance:
    • Fire extinguishers need to be checked regularly.
    • Alameda Fire Extinguishers (AFE), (510) 523-6025, is located at 1537 Webster ST near the corner of Webster and Lincoln. They are open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and closed for lunch from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Their entrance is at the back of the building which can be accessed from the parking area next to the Dragon Village restaurant (pink building) on Lincoln (across the street from the Shell gas station). Updating an existing 5-pound extinguisher costs $15.
  • Purchase:
    • A new 5-pound extinguisher costs $60 at AFE.
    • New fire extinguishers (e.g., Kidde 21005779 Pro 210) are also available at or hardware stores.


  • Store your supplies with care.
  • Supplies do little good if you cannot get to them or if they are destroyed or damaged during the disaster.
  • One method of storage is to place supplies in a large, covered trash container or plastic trunk with wheels that can be stored outside in a cool, sheltered location.
  • Put contents inside moisture proof bags before placing them in the container.
  • Lock the container with one (or two) combination locks.
  • You don't want to look for a key after a disaster.

Unit Keys

  • Residents should ensure that at least one neighbor has a key (or entry code) to their units.
  • This speeds up the ability to check on occupants' well-being in the event of an emergency.

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