Keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle can ensure you have crucial supplies available if you become stranded while driving or are unable to return home due to a disaster. Several common items that should be considered for inclusion in kits:

  • Cell phone car charger
  • Drinking water
  • Duct tape
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Foam tire sealant
  • Jumper cables
  • Multipurpose utility tool
  • Nonperishable snacks
  • Portable electric tire air pump
  • Rags
  • Rain poncho
  • Reflective warning triangles or roadside flares
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Tow strap or tow rope

During colder weather months, you should also consider adding the following:

  • Blankets and extra warm clothing, hats, and gloves
  • Cat litter or sand to provide traction
  • Snow shovel
  • Windshield ice scraper