Learn about common hazards in your area and what actions to take that may save you're your life.


  • Stay away from moving water 
  • Turn off utilities at the main switches or valves (if instructed to do so)
  • Move to higher ground if there is a possibility of a flash flood


  • Go to a basement, safe room or the centre of an interior room
  • Get under a sturdy table and use your arms to protect your head and neck
  • If you are outside, go to the nearest sturdy building or shelter, or lay flat in a ditch and cover your head with your hands

Winter Storm

  • Stay indoors and keep your pets inside
  • Run a trickle of water to prevent pipes from freezing
  • If you are outside, dress appropriately for the weather and check for frostbite regularly

Power Outage

  • Use a battery powered or crank radio to listen for updates
  • Use glow sticks or flashlights to see
  • Keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible
  • If you are outdoors, never go near or touch a fallen power line