Natural Hazards 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 7-13, 2023) encourages individuals to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. This special week is a national effort supported in collaboration by Public Safety Canada, provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, Indigenous organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
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 your community and your 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 all need some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or safe drinking water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency.
Visit getprepared.ca for more resources to help you, your family, and community prepare for all types of emergencies. Remember to include your neighbours so everyone can take part in preparedness, response, and recovery.
This week, we encourage you to take concrete actions to be better prepared. Please do your part! Experience has shown that individual preparedness goes a long way to help people cope better - both during and after a major disaster.
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