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Everyday travel as well as long road trips can come with unexpected surprises. All vehicles need to include an emergency supply kit in case an emergency or disaster occurs while you are on the road. 

Vehicle Emergency Supply Kit Items
Your supply kit should include the following:
  • Jumper cables
  • Flares or a reflective triangle
  • Car cell phone charger or battery backup
  • Blanket
  • Map
  • Emergency food and water
  • First aid kit
  • Small fire extinguisher
  • Cash to buy gas
  • Change of clothes
  • Spare tire
Preparing Your Car For Travel
Have a mechanic check the following on your vehicle before a long period of travel:
  • Antifreeze levels
  • Battery and ignition system
  • Brakes
  • Exhaust system
  • Fuel and air filters
  • Heater and defroster
  • Lights and flashing hazard lights
  • Oil
  • Thermostat
  • Windshield wiper equipment and washer fluid level
Vehicle Safety Tips
  • Keep your gas tank full in case of evacuation or power outages during an emergency.
  • Do not drive through flooded areas. Six inches of water can cause a vehicle to lose control or possibly stall. A foot of water will float many cars.
  • If a power line falls on your car you are at risk of electrical shock. Stay inside until a trained person removes the wire.
  • If it becomes hard to control the car, pull over where it is safe to do so, stop the car and set the parking brake.
  • If severe weather could affect the stability of the roadway avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines, signs and other hazards.