- Prepare for an Emergency
Are you prepared for a flood? Would you be ready to cope with lack of water for several days? Do you have safety essentials to assist you during a sustained power outage?
Being prepared means being safe. Take the time to create a 72-hour emergency kit and ensure that you check it twice each year—a great reminder is when the clocks change.
A short list of items to include in your emergency kit can be found below. Visit the Government of Canada website for more tips on what to include.
- Non-perishable food and manual can opener
- Bottled water
- Flashlights and batteries (or wind-up)
- Candles and matches lighters
- Warm blankets and/or sleeping bags
- Enough fuel in your vehicle to drive to safety
- Prescription medications
- Extra cash and coins
First Aid Kit
- Sterile gauze pads in small and large squares
- Adhesive tape and bandages in assorted sizes
- Scissors, tweezers and safety pins
- Instant ice packs
- Disposable non-latex gloves
- Antiseptic wipes or soap
- First aid manual
Know your home
- Understand the various types of equipment in your home and how to protect them during a power outage.
- Install surge protection devices on important equipment, like computers and televisions.
- Eliminate air leaks around windows, doors, air vents and electrical outlets to keep cold and hot air out.
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