As winter approaches and climate change becomes more of a reality, your winter travel kit for your car and even your home is suggested. Below is a list of tips we strongly endorse:

  • Use extreme caution when travelling in your vehicle
  • If you become stuck in your vehicle due to dangerous weather conditions, remain inside and provide a signal to rescuers such as placing a brightly visible cloth in a window where it will be visible
  • Start the car once an hour and leave it running for 10 minutes. Keep the exhaust pipe clean so that fumes can escape

Car Emergency Kit

  • Blanket
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Fully-charged cell phone
  • Extra clothing including hats, gloves and boots
  • First aid kit
  • Map or GPS
  • Bottled water
  • Ice scraper and snow brush
  • Flares
  • Extra windshield washer fluid
  • Battery booster cables
  • Bag of sand or salt
  • Shovel
  • Candy or chocolate bar for energy
  • Paper towels
  • Matches

Home Emergency Kit

  • Bottled water
  • Flashlights/battery-powered lantern
  • Fully charged cell phone
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Essential medications
  • Essential items for babies or elderly people with special needs


By keeping abreast of weather conditions and having the right items on hand, you will be better prepared for severe weather activity.