ARE YOU READY?
Three Steps to Emergency Preparedness
If an emergency happens in our community, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere.
1 : KNOW THE RISKS
Natural disasters, such as flooding, hurricanes, Nor’easters, forest fires, or sudden events, such as train derailments and power outages, can happen at any time. Knowing the risks can help you better prepare for these disasters. Find out the risks most likely in our community by visiting the ‘Know the risks’ section from the GetPrepared.ca website or by calling 1 800 O-Canada to obtain our Natural Hazards map.
# 2 : MAKE A PLAN
Every household needs an emergency plan. Your family may not be together when an emergency occurs. Plan how to meet or how to contact one another, and discuss what you would do in different situations. You can get a detailed