Emergency Preparation

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.

Basic Supplies

  • 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
  • Thermometer
  • 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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