Disaster Readiness for the Car

Most people are completely unprepared for ordinary car problems.
For some reason car problems usually happen at night in the rain.
Updated 29feb20
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Things to know

Things to have in the front

Things to have in the back

You will also need things that are not on this list.
If water starts coming up out of the storm drains, leave the area immediately. Three inches of water in a low spot blocks a road. If you try to drive through it your car could stall, and the car could be a loss. Less than 12 inches of water can float a car (this is bad). Most Americans who died in floods did so in their car.
Floodwater shorts out the electric windows and holds the doors shut. If you are trapped in a floating car, you are usually better off if you break a window before the water level reaches it to create an escape route. If the car is stalled in floodwaters but not being washed away, you are usually safer staying in the vehicle. Rushing floodwaters are really dangerous, but being trapped in a car that is filling with water is even more dangerous.

See also

72-hour kits     Zip kits   

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