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
For more information, visit www.ready.ga.gov.
About Cobb & Douglas Public Health
Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been committed to the mission of “Healthier Lives. Healthier Community.” since 1920. We are dedicated to improving our residents’ quality of life by tracking and preventing the spread of disease, promoting health and safety, providing exceptional medical services, and ensuring that our community is prepared for public health emergencies. For more information, visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.