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72 Hours.....Is your family prepared?

Posted by Jacob Hillier on May 3, 2011 at 6:29 PM

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

Emergency Preparedness Wek (May 1-7, 2011) encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at the least 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need.  This special week is a national effort of provincial and terrirorial emergency management organizations, and Public Safety Canada.

By Taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies - anytime, anywhere.  It is important to:

  1. Know the risks - although consequences of disaster can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region can help you better prepare.
  2. Make a plan - it will help you and your family know what to do
  3. 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.

This week I encourage you to take these 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.  Get and emergency kit now - it can make a world of difference.

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Reply smogmaskedo
12:40 AM on June 3, 2011 
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