Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Travel safety tips:
- If you must travel, carry an emergency supply kit in your vehicle with essential items and let someone know your destination, your route and when you expect to arrive.
- Check road conditions before traveling by visiting the New Mexico Department of Transportation travel and road advisory website at http://nmroads.com/.
- Always wear your safety belt and allow extra time to reach your destination.
- To remain focused on driving, motorists should put away the distractions by not talking or texting on cellular phones.
- Provide snowplows enough space to plow and be cautious when passing.
- Provide first responders enough space by moving over one lane.
Citizens are reminded to:
- Prepare a 72-hour emergency supply kit that includes essential items like non-perishable food, water, blankest, flashlights with extra batteries and emergency contact information.
- Stay tuned to local media outlets for the most up-to-date weather conditions and any emergency information.
- If possible delay travel, and stay inside during a storm.
- Review the DHSEM Family Preparedness Guide: http://goo.gl/BEawR
For additional information contact Nick Piatek, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Public Information Officer at (505) 231-7197; Manon Arnett, NMDOT Public Information Officer at (575) 201-8283; or, Robert McDonald, NMSP Public Information Officer at (505) 470-5662.
The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management leads the State’s response to emergencies and disasters while providing for the safety and welfare of its citizens. Emergencies and disasters can be defined as something caused by natural or human-made events or any other circumstances determined by the Governor. When necessary, the State assists local jurisdictions whose capabilities are overwhelmed serving as the conduit for assistance from the Federal government. Visit http://www.nmdhsem.org/ for more information. Follow NMDHSEM on Twitter for information at www.twitter/nmdhsem