Holiday travel, sigh… If you are going home for the holidays, here are some important safety reminders:
Traveling by car over the holidays? Don’t forget to pack an emergency supply kit for each passenger in your car. For kit tips, visit www.ready.gov/car
If you’re going to be on the road with your animal companions, make sure that your car or travel emergency kit includes items for your pet like water and food. Something familiar such as a toy or comforting like a blanket can also help alleviate stress. For a complete list of pet preparedness items, visit www.ready.gov/pets
Flying somewhere for the holidays? Pay attention to the flight attendants during the safety briefing (even if you have heard it a hundred times) and read the safety briefing card. Studies show taking a few moments to look up from your book or electronic device could save your life in an emergency. If you’ve still got a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, don’t take it to the airport. And take a moment to review the security screening process: www.tsa.gov/travel/travel-clips
A “must have” app for a safe, healthy, restful, worry free international vacation is TravWell, a very unique mobile app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/). What with the many travel alerts, raging epidemics and endemic diseases, the only way to travel safe and smart is to use this app.