Preparing for Emergencies

Posted: November 7, 2012 in General Information, Sellers
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Severe weather and hurricanes, as we have just seen on the eastern US coastal regions, can have a devastating impact on communities and homes. Being prepared against the vulnerability to hurricanes,  storms or other weather events could be life saving. The Canadian Government has published a few booklets – paper and online – to help facilitate a plan of action for families and neighbours and to help prepare themselves for the unexpected. Knowing what to do, where to go and how to communicate in times of such events can be crucial. 

In Canada, the responsibility for emergency management is shared among the Government of Canada, provincial and territorial governments, municipal and community governments, response organizations, volunteers and individual Canadians. The Government of Canada works continuously to refine national emergency plans and to ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place to support the response efforts of other organizations that make up Canada’s emergency management system.

In an emergency you will need to be prepared with some basic supplies for at least 72 hours in case of power and/or tap water failure. You may have some of the items on hand already such as batteries and flashlights and you need to have these organized and easy to find. Would you be able to find your flashlight in the dark? Make sure your kit is easy to carry and everyone in the household knows where it is. Keep it in a backpack, duffel bag or suitcase with wheels, in an easy-to-reach, accessible place, such as your front-hall closet. If you have many people in your household, your emergency kit could get heavy.

It’s a good idea to separate some of these supplies in backpacks. That way, your kit will be more portable and each person can personalize his or her own grab-and-go emergency kit.

For a list of items to add to your  “Emergency Kits” be sure to visit the Government of Canada’s website.

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