Be Prepared. Know Your Risks.
- What types of emergencies could happen in your area?
- What are the hazards?
- What are the risks?
Do you know what to do if an emergency happens?
Steps to Preparedness
Assess the possible hazards (emergencies) that could happen in your community? How do the risks affect you?
Plan what you will need to do if there is an emergency? Start by making an Emergency Plan, detailing where you would go if you had to evacuate, what you would need to take with you, what you would need to do to protect your property and make it safe for emergency responders. Be sure to list reputable sources to get accurate information about the emergency.
Gather supplies to have on hand that could last 72 hours to 14 days? Build an Emergency Kit to help you get through situations without power, water, and heat, or if you had to shelter in place. Make a Grab & Go Bag, in case you need to leave with short notice.
Make sure you are you ready to respond. Practice fire drills just like you practiced at school when you were a kid, practice what you need to do to respond to an emergency. Talk about the steps with your family and neighbours.