November 6, 2018
Prepare Kansas: Get Ready for Winter with a Car Kit and Phone App
With winter closing in and given how much we’re in our vehicles every day, take a few minutes to download the “Winter Survival Kit” phone app, which helps you find your current location, call 911, contact friends and family and more. Plus, make a quick trip to the store and assemble an emergency kit for your car or truck.
Recommended items include:
• Flashlight & extra batteries
• Snow & ice scraper
• Jumper cables
• First aid kit
• Blanket or sleeping bag
• Snow shovel
• Non-clumping kitty litter or sand for traction
• Flares or reflectors
• Portable cell phone charger
• Keep gas tank at least half full
Much more information is available on our own KSRE Prepare Kansas blog and at the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) website. EDEN is a network of land grant universities dedicated to helping prepare individuals and communities for disasters, from a flooded basement to a community hit by a tornado or blizzard. Information is also available at Ready.gov and the National Safety Council website.
Please feel free to use this info in your communications and we encourage you to take these steps, too! --Mary Lou Peter and the Kansas EDEN (Extension Disaster Education Network) team