Acknowledging Emergency Preparedness Week 2016, we are sharing daily tips to ensure you are prepared in the event of an emergency.
The last installment in our #EPWeek tips relate to your personal plan, which is an important final step to take to be prepared and reduce the impact of an emergency on your loved ones.
The community where you live and work can be subject to many different kinds of emergencies - from winter storms, flooding and power outages, to hazardous spills, tornadoes, fires, and earthquakes.
It is vital to have a network of people in place in advance who can provide you with any required assistance you may need, and you should contact your municipal office or emergency service for local contact details as needed. You should also check your insurance coverage for types of risks that might occur in your area. Go to GetPrepared.ca for more resources.
Important information to keep in your emergency kit:
We cannot control emergency situations, but we can plan ahead! It can be daunting thinking about disaster striking, however it is essential to have plans in place to ensure you come out stronger than before IF these emergencies occur.