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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

November 15, 2018

Prepare Kansas: Get ready for winter with a car kit and phone app

By Mary Lou Peter

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
• Shovel
• 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.

- Mary Lou Peter mlpeter@ksu.edu and the Kansas EDEN (Extension Disaster Education Network) team. Please feel free to use this info in your communications and we encourage you to take these steps, too!