Is Your Family Prepared?

Severe storms, spring flooding, power outages, road closures. It’s an emergency! You’re at work, your kids are at school and your elderly parents live across town. The cell towers are down and phones don’t work, you can’t get home. What will you do?

Developing a family emergency plan and discussing emergency situations ahead of time will help you and your family know what to do.

Things to Consider:

  • Identify two meeting places in case you need to leave your home or cannot return-one right outside your house and one outside your neighbourhood
  • Ask an out-of-town relative or friend to be your family contact
  • Know your workplace’s emergency evacuation plan
  • Ask your children’s school or daycare about their emergency policies
  • Consider what you will do with your pet during an emergency
  • Prepare a family emergency kit

May 5-11, 2019 is National Emergency Preparedness Week.  Take this time to talk with your family about what you would do in an emergency and make a plan.

For help in making your family emergency plan:
— Watch the video: Making a Family Emergency Plan
— Make your plan online: Make an Emergency Plan

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