We have all heard the stories of motorists becoming stranded in bad winter weather. What should you do to to be prepared? There are some simple, inexpensive measures you can take to protect you and your family from the hazards of being stranded in winter weather in your car. Read on to find out how to easily create a survival kit and what other precautions you should consider now to be prepared for winter weather later!
- It’s a harrowing statistic, but according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), approximately 70 percent of winter weather-related injuries occur in an automobile.
- The weather turns unexpectedly bad, road conditions rapidly deteriorate and suddenly, what was an ordinary drive can become an overnight ordeal. Just because you don’t live in the Northeast, the upper Midwest or the Western mountains, don’t think this can’t happen to you.
- Key items to have stored in your care for winter include a shove, bottled water, snack foods, necessary medications, strike-anywhere, waterproof matches and small candles, a flashlight with extra batteries, first-aid kit, multi-tool, emergency flares, an extra winter coat, mittens and a wool cap
“Even in areas where snow is a rare event, cars can slide off icy roads and become stranded in freezing weather, leaving passengers stuck right there with them.”
Read full article here: Survive a Night in Your Car