The Emergency Preparedness & Response (EP&R) team at Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) recommends all residents prepare a Go-Kit for their vehicles, not just for winter weather emergencies, but for any hazardous situation they might encounter when traveling.

“Vehicle Go-Kit” Essentials
Many of these items are easy to find, and a few might already be scattered around the house. Take a few moments to prepare your Go-Kit and have peace of mind during travel in emergency situations:

  • Water – at least 1 gallon per person, for drinking and hygiene
  • Food – a supply of non-perishable food and snacks
  • Cell phone car charger – for cell phone use
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket – for each person
  • Complete change of clothing – include a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and personal hygiene items – deodorant, mouthwash, feminine supplies (travel size)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties – for personal hygiene
  • Local maps
  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers – for babies and children
  • Cash or change
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
  • Rain poncho or umbrella – if you have to walk
  • Cat litter, windshield ice scraper – for cold weather climates
  • Multipurpose utility tool – this can be something like a Leatherman Tool or Swiss Army knife

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