Traveling for the Holidays? Check Out These Safety Tips and Emergency Kit Checklist
- Know what to expect: Plan for any severe weather or other emergencies at your location. Visit weather.gov and enter your destination for an updated forecast
- Take only what you need: Make sure you have what you need, but don’t over-pack. Having expensive items with you makes you a target for criminals. Keep all valuables and cash with you and out of sight.
- Traveling by Plane? Make sure you know what’s allowed and what’s not: Visit tsa.gov for tips that will save you time and heartache at the airport. Plan extra time at the airport. Visit fly2houston.com for more info.
- Traveling by Vehicle? Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained, has fluids topped-off and has proper air pressure. Visit drivetexas.org for live Texas road conditions.
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Travel Emergency Kit
- Personal First Aid Kit (if traveling by air—make sure you leave pointy objects at home)
- Copies of prescriptions, any health information, and at least 3 days worth of medication above and over the time you plan to travel.
- Extra pair of clothing including rain-resistant items
- Snacks and water (if traveling by air– bring an empty water bottle and fill it up past security at a drinking fountain)
- Insect repellent (with DEET)*
- List of emergency and destination contacts and in the event your mobile phone runs out of battery.
- Baby or other personal wipes.
- Important documents, like a copy of your driver license and/or passport if you’re traveling internationally.
- Printed copies of your itinerary or driving directions, in the event your mobile device’s battery runs out.
*All liquids and gels taken on airplanes must meet TSA minimum standards, visit tsa.gov for more info.