How to prepare for severe weather while on the road
By Sean Streicher
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:14:00 GMT — It's important to always be prepared for severe weather and that includes while driving in your car.Experts recommend keeping and emergency roadside kit in your trunk including items such as water, jumper cables, blankets, reflectors and even a first aid kit. Of course if you can avoid it, experts say it's best to stay off the road in bad weather."You see that water and it's standing there, you don't know if under that water the road has given way, and it only takes a small amount of water to make a vehicle actually hydroplane," said the Albany-Dougherty EMA deputy director Jim Vaught.If it's a case where you are being evacuated from your home, it's recommended you throw your 72 hour home emergency kit in your car as well.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!
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