Emergency Car Kit: Winter Weather Edition
We may not usually get harsh winter weather here in Alabama, but that doesn't mean we won't share how YOU can be prepared as you travel during the winter months.
In today's blog, we wanted to encourage you all to create a winter weather emergency kit for your car. We're sharing tips from our friends over at Ready.gov. So, what should you include in your emergency car kit during the colder months?
- Include jumper cables, sand (or kitty litter), a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water and non-perishable snacks. You should also consider keeping reflective triangles or flares. Make sure you have an ice scraper! You'll also want to consider having a car charger for your cell phone and a paper map of the area (should that phone die or you find yourself in an area without cell service).
- Remember that not everyone can afford to respond by stocking up on necessities. For those who can afford it, making essential purchases and slowly building up supplies in advance will allow for longer time periods between shopping trips. This helps to protect those who are unable to procure essentials in advance of the pandemic and must shop more frequently. In addition, consider avoiding WIC-labeled products so that those who rely on these products can access them.
- Being prepared allows you to avoid unnecessary excursions and to address minor medical issues at home, alleviating the burden on urgent care centers and hospitals.
- You might be asking yourself, "Why sand or kitty litter?" This is to ensure that you have a way to get better tire traction should you find yourself stranded in icy conditions.
SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!