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Build a Car Kit

  • Jumper Cables

  • Flashlight 

  • First Aids

  • Food

  • Manual Can Opener

  • Water 

  • Basic Tool Kit

  • Pet Supplies

  • Weather Radio or Weather Radio App

  • Cat Litter or Sand

  • Shovel

  • Ice Scrapper

  • Warm Clothes 

  • Gloves and Hat

  • Sturdy Boots

  • A Change of Clothes

  • Blankets

  • Cell Phone with charger, battery charger

You might not always be home when disaster strikes. It is important to pack you car with supplies in case you are stranded on the roadways during a disaster.

 

The kind of disaster can vary but the basic supplies you will need will remain the same. It is important to keep your gas tank full at all times in case an evacuation is ordered. Never drive through a flooded area. Twelves inches of moving flood water is enough to float and carry away a small vehicle.

 

It is important to keep you car well maintained, have a mechanic check your battery and ignition system, antifreeze levels, brakes, exhaust system, fuel and air filters, heather and defroster, lights and flashing hazard lights, oil, thermostat and windshield wiper equipment. This is especially important in the winter months. Finally, make sure that you have four good tires and that they are serviced regularly.