Community Emergency Response Team: Emergency Preparedness, Keep Supplies in Your Car

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In addition to a 72 hour kit for your home, FEMA recommends one for your car as well in case you are stranded.

  • Jumper cables: might want to include flares
  • Flashlights: with extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit: remember any necessary medications, baby formula and diapers if you have a small child
  • Non-perishable food
  • Manual can opener
  • Water: at least 1 gallon of water per person a day for at least 3 days
  • Pet supplies: food and water
  • Radio: battery or hand cranked
  • Cat litter or sand: for better tire traction
  • Shovel, Ice scraper. Basic toolkit
  • Warm Clothes
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Charged Cell Phone

Remember to keep a full tank of gas in case you need to evacuate.

For more information on how you can prepare for any emergency big or small, visit