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Veering Away from Natural Disasters



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ANCHOR LEAD: Since Hurricane Katrina, we've pretty much all heard about what you should do to prepare your home in case of a hurricane or other natural disaster. But what about if you're on the road? Brian Osuch has more. (:60) SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I'm Brian Osuch. Natural disasters can strike at anytime. Although you can't prevent them, you do want to be prepared, especially if you're on the road. James Bell is GM's Head of Consumer Affairs. James, what kinds of items should we have in our vehicles in case of an emergency? CUT: (Bell) You want to prepare for the worst by having a kit of special tools, maybe a couple of extra wrenches and screwdrivers, some jumper cables, flashlights, reflectors in case you get stuck on the side of the road. Have some extra water, some non-perishable food items like some granola bars or trail mix. SCRIPT: OnStar's Emergency Engineer, Mary Ann Adams, says OnStar is another good tool to have on board. CUT: (Adams) OnStar can help you before, during and after a natural disaster. We can help you evacuate. We can help you find hotel rooms. We can even help you connect to your loved ones if you get separated on the road when you have to evacuate. Just press your red emergency button and we'll help either get first responders out to you, or help you with what you need. SCRIPT: For more emergency preparedness tips, log onto gm-dot-com. That's Zero to Sixty from GM.
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