If you are evacuating an area or you are stranded in your
vehicle, you should make sure your vehicle is prepared to help
you survive. Use this checklist to help you create an emergency
kit for each vehicle. Prepare now by storing these items in your
vehicle and be sure to rotate the items periodically. Keep
vehicles fueled and in good condition, and check weather and
road conditions before a trip.

  • First-aid kit with manual
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Cellphone and phone card
  • Roadside assistance card
  • Portable radio and extra batteries
  • Fire extinguisher (5lb. A-B-C type)
  • Extra fuses
  • Flares or hazard reflectors
  • Jumper cables
  • Properly inflated spare tire
  • Jack, lug wrench, tire gauge
  • Basic tool kit
  • Windsheild scraper and brush
  • Small folding shovel
  • Sand for traction
  • Duct tape
  • Gloves, rags, paper towels
  • List of inportant phone numbers, local and out-of-town
  • Detailed maps
  • Waterproof matches and candles
  • Whistle and small mirror
  • Pen, pencil, paper
  • Cash (bills and coins)
  • Drinking water
  • Bleach (disinfecting)
  • Non-perishable energy foods
  • Can opener
  • Medications
  • Toiletries
  • Pre-moistened wipes
  • Good Shoes
  • Extra clothes, gloves and hats
  • Blankets or sleeping bag
*Keep first aid kit and food and water close to the driver's seat if
you are traveling alone. You may become trapped in your
vehicle and are unable to access your vehicle's storage area.
Most important, remain calm.
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