Hitting the road this holiday? In some areas winter weather
means snow, sleet and ice that can lead to slower traffic,
hazardous road conditions and unseen dangers. Are you prepared?
According to a recent
FEMA survey, 52 percent
of people reported having supplies set aside for use in a
If your travel needs call for driving in wintry weather,
prepare your car for the
trip by updating your vehicle emergency kit with:
Blankets, hats, socks, and mittens;
Road salt or sand; and
A fluorescent distress flag.
While on the road, follow these
driving techniques to
ensure you reach your destination safely:
Decrease your speed and leave plenty of room to stop;
Break gently to avoid skidding;
Do not use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads; and
Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to others.
Road conditions can change quickly! Should disaster strike when
traveling, use the Disaster Reporter feature on the
FEMA app to send
photos of your location for first responders and response teams
to view. You can also keep up with weather forecasts using your
NOAA weather radio to
plan ahead! Remember safety first. If weather conditions are too
severe, it’s best not to drive.
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