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Survive a Night in Your Car

It’s a harrowing statistic, but according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations National Severe Storms Laboratory, approximately 70 percent of winter weather-related injuries occur in an automobile. In areas where snow is a rare event, cars can slide off icy roads and become stranded in freezing weather, leaving passengers stuck right there with them. Here’s how to make it through a freezing night in your car and ride out events until help can arrive. One of the first things to do as winter approaches, be sure you have stored a few key items in your car.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s a harrowing statistic, but according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), approximately 70 percent of winter weather-related injuries occur in an automobile.
  • One of the first things to do as winter approaches is be sure you have stored a few key items in your car. If you wait until you need them to try to round them up, it may be too late.
  • Other essential winter tools in severe weather country include jumper cables, a small shovel, tire chains and rock salt, sand or kitty litter to provide added traction when stuck on a slick surface.

“Even in areas where snow is a rare event, cars can slide off icy roads and become stranded in freezing weather, leaving passengers stuck right there with them.”

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