In life we never know when we could be faced with an emergency. In the Northwest, we are surrounded by tremendous beauty in our coastal views, beaches and mountains. We are, however, told that a large earthquake could come and wreak havoc on our region and life as we know it. Living on a coast also means that we are at risk for damage and destruction from a Tsunami and with so many mountains nearby we are also at risk for mud slides. Other areas around the United States face emergencies such as hurricanes, tornados, snow storms, and wild fires.
Each type of emergency requires its own plan of action but there are some things that are useful regardless of the type of disaster such as how to get in contact with each other and an emergency kit.Read More
If you get stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire or get into car accident, being prepared with an emergency car kit can make a big difference in getting rolling again safely. Every vehicle should be prepared with some essential items including a spare tire, jack, a lug nut wrench or tire iron, and a pipe. Parts to replace a flat tire, however, are not enough for every emergency situation so it is best to have the items you may need.