In Newfoundland and Labrador, adverse weather and its impacts are a major concern. Municipalities, as well as home and business owners are encouraged to take every precaution to prevent damages caused by any potential flooding and high winds and seas, or other large scale disasters.
In addition to natural disasters there are other types of risks. Know the risks in your community. There may be a risk of power outages, industrial accidents, or major transportation accidents.
Never forget, when an emergency or disaster occurs, listen for updated forecasts and follow any special instructions emergency officials provide.
An emergency plan will help you and your family know what to do in case of an emergency. Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will take you about 20 minutes to complete your personalized plan online. You can then print it out. Before starting your home emergency plan, you will need to think about:
To start developing your emergency plan, visit www.getprepared.ca .
In case of a major emergency or disaster, you will need some basic supplies set aside. That way you will always be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours while emergency workers focus on people in the most urgent need.
Many of the items required in an emergency kit are found in most people's homes. It's just a question of taking some time and putting them together as your emergency kit.
Find out what goes into a basic emergency kit and supplement it with additional emergency supplies. Also, drivers could consider packing a basic car kit. Visit www.getprepared.ca to see what should go into an emergency kit.
For more detailed information and step-by-step guides for each of the items above, please visit www.getprepared.ca .
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