Summer travel emergency preparedness tips
Planning a summer road trip? Be sure to service your vehicle beforehand and pack emergency supplies for each family member, including:
- Plenty of water and non-perishable snacks (e.g. nuts, crackers, fruit, granola bars)
- Games and stuffed animals
- First aid kit, medications, and sunscreen
- Jumper cables, car jack, and spare tire
- Mobile phone charger
- Extra cash
Don't forget supplies for your pets! For more information and a checklist, visit MakeItThrough.org.
Get to know your neighbors during National Night Out - August 2
Emergency planning includes building resilient communities. One way you can be better prepared for a disaster is getting to know your neighbors. A great way to do that is participating in your neighborhood's "Night Out" social - a national Crime Prevention event held every summer. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite communities. Learn more at www.natw.org.