If a disaster happens in our community, it may take some time for Emergency Crews to get to you. Are you prepared to take care of yourself and your family for 72 hours?
Disasters can strike with little or no warning. Knowing what to do if this happens will help you become better prepared for the unexpected. Below are some guides to help you prepare.
Dealing with Disasters
In addition to natural disasters there are other types of risks such as, pandemics, possible of acts of terrorism on Canadian soil and power outages. Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada has a Canadian Disaster Database that contains historical information on over 700 natural, technological and conflict events (excluding war) which have directly affected Canadians, at home and abroad, over the past century. The database describes when and where a disaster occurred, who was affected, and provides a rough estimate of the direct costs. This is a great resource to see how disasters and our vulnerability to them have changed over time.