From getprepared.gc.ca here are the items that you will need in your vehicle for driving in adverse conditions, and in the event of an earthquake.
A basic kit should include:
- Candle in a deep can and matches
- Extra clothing and shoes
- First aid kit with seatbelt cutter
- Flashlight (crank or battery-powered). Replace batteries once a year.
- Food that won’t spoil (such as energy bars) List of contact numbers
- Radio (crank or battery-powered). Replace batteries once a year.
- Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
- Warning light or road flares
Recommended additional items to keep in your vehicle:
- Antifreeze, windshield washer fluid
- Fire extinguisher
- Road maps
- Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
- Tow rope and jumper cables
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[warning]Sandy is still dangerous as a post-tropical storm. Be aware of local evacuations and listen to the authorities.[/warning]
- Current crisis map can be seen at http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy?hl=en_gb&llbox=48.45%2C34.39%2C-58.21%2C-93.66&t=CM_CUSTOM_MAP_TYPE&layers=1330918331511%2C11%2C1337617652397%2C2%2C1337716071386%2C1337907303704%3A54&promoted
- Visit http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes to learn how to prepare for a hurricane.
- Learn about NYC evacuations at http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/hazards/storms_hurricaneevac.shtml
- Search for open shelters by texting:SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362(4FEMA). Ex: Shelter 01234 (std rates apply) | Red Cross shelters
- Follow FEMA at http://www.facebook.com/fema & http://www.twitter.com/fema
[notice]September 9, 2012 — Tropical Storm Leslie may once again reach hurricane status by the time it hits Newfoundland, likely on Tuesday.[/notice]
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