Get your car ready

Note: Newer information on this topic is available on the Get Ready website page - Work out what supplies you need.



Plan ahead for what you will do if you are in your car when a disaster strikes. In some emergencies you may be stranded in your vehicle for some time. A flood, snow storm or major traffic accident could make it impossible to proceed.

  • Consider having essential emergency survival items in your car. If you are driving in extreme winter conditions, add windshield scrapers, brush, shovel, tire chains and warm clothing to your emergency kit.
  • Store a pair of walking shoes, waterproof jacket, essential medicines, snack food, water and a torch in your car.
  • When planning travel, keep up to date with weather and roading information.