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Home Emergency Preparedness

​​Emergency Prepardness Guide 

​Be Prepared for up to 72 Hours

Four steps to be prepared:

  1. Know the Risks
    Learn what hazards exist in your area.
  2. Make a Plan
    Prepare emergency plans so you and your family will know how to communicate, what to do and where to go in the event of an emergency.
  3. Prepare a Kit
    Gather the supplies you will need if an emergency occurs.  Prepare a kit for your home, workplace and car.
  4. Know What to Do
    Take a first aid and CPR course.  Learn how to protect your family, you and your home in specific emergencies.

In a disaster, first responders and emergency workers focus their initial efforts on helping people who need immediate, urgent assistance.

As a result, if your neighbourhood is not in immediate danger, it may take time for workers to clear roads and restore utilities to your area.  Therefore, all residents should make plans to be as self-sufficient as possible for at least 72 hours.

Additional Resources

Children in Emergencies

Disabilities in Emergencies

Pets in Emergencies

Shelter in Place