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Emergency Preparedness Week May 5-11, 2024

Be Prepared. Know Your Risks.

Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we might face.


Emergency Preparedness Week (May 5-11, 2024) encourages Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.


By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere.

It is important to:

  • Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region can help you better prepare.
  • Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do
  • Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we will all need some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency.


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