Car Preparedness: Fairfax Prepares Day 28

day 28 iconMany of us drive in our community, be it across the county, into D.C. or other neighboring jurisdictions (it’s no secret many of us commute using transit, too, often for long periods of time).

If you drive, then please consider including a small stash of supplies for your vehicle.

What should be in a car preparedness kit? Here’s a sampling of ideas across all seasons:

  • Blanket
  • Clothes with warm, comfortable footwear
  • Diapers if you have children
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Food, such as snack bars
  • Ice scraper/brush and snow shovel
  • Jumper cables
  • Knife
  • Maps
  • Paper towels
  • Phone charger
  • Plastic bag with seal for waste
  • Sand, salt or kitty litter
  • Sign to request help
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Water

Also, it’s critical to ensure you have at least a quarter tank of gas in case there are massive traffic delays. You may recall the January 2011 snowstorm that caused many people to be on the roads for 10+ hours. Try to always be prepared with gas and many of the supplies listed above.

Exclamation point iconTHE ASK: Find a bag and place in your car with as many items listed above as possible.


View full list of 30 ways to prepare