Emergency Preparedness

May 3 - 9, 2020 is Emergency Preparedness Week.  This is an opportunity for residents to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect yourselves and your families during emergencies. This year marks the 25th annual Emergency Preparedness Week.

As we continue the fight against COVID-19, we know that we remain at risk of other disasters and natural hazards, including flooding, storms and wildfires. Here you will find links and resources to help you and your family better prepare for possible disasters.

 Know the Risks
Across Canada, we face a number of natural hazards, which can vary from region to region. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared.  In Ontario, regional risks may include flooding, severe storms, forest fires, and transportation accidents. Being prepared and knowing what to do in advance could save your life, and those of your loved ones.
 Make a Plan
 In an emergency, your family may not be together, or you may be asked to evacuate your home. Thinking about what you would do in different situations and preparing a plan with every member of your family is the first step to being prepared.
 Get a Kit
In an emergency, you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.

Additional Links and Resources

Alert Ready

Alert Ready delivers critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television, radio and LTE-connected and compatible wireless devices.

Flood Ready

Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters in Canada. Take steps to protect your property.

Be Ready App

Information you need to prepare for different emergency situations at your fingertips

Farm Fire and Emergency Resource