With so much uncertainty right now with COVID-19, and even just preparing for the new year, it is important for individuals and families to be prepared for an emergency, no matter the size.
From a flat tire to an accident, there are many emergencies that can occur while driving. And, at home, we should all be prepared for any natural disaster or power outage. Being prepared for any type of incident can help relieve fear, anxiety and can help reduce the stress of a disaster.
Bill Reynolds, attorney at Caddell Reynolds, sat down with Jason Suel of Good Day NWA to discuss important tips for emergency preparedness. A video clip of his appearance is available below.
There are different events that can occur on the road that you would need an emergency kit for. From your car breaking down, to a flat tire, to even an accident, it is important that you are prepared for any situation.
According to the National Safety Council, every car should have an emergency supply kit in the trunk. Here are the most useful things you can include in yours:
- Jumper Cables
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Tool kit or multi-purpose tool
- First aid kit
- Spare tire/wheel wrench/tripod jack
Along with having an emergency kit in your car, you should also keep an emergency kit in your home. Here are some important things to keep:
- At least 3 days’ worth of food and water
- Extra batteries
- Portable chargers for any cellphones or electronics
- Battery-powered radio
- Local maps
Always stay prepared and stay safe.
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