Sunday, May 1, 2011

National Emergency Preparedness Week runs May 1 to 7

Can you survive a 72-hour emergency?

I need to get a kit ready and a plan in place for this.  I found this information to be helpful and thought I would share it with everyone.
Individuals should prepare to sustain themselves for 72 hours in the event of an emergency because although the city will do what it can to help people in need, it may not be able to reach everyone.
With a variety of incidents that could classify as emergencies — chemical spills, extreme weather, transportation accidents — it is important to be ready for anything.
Some items to include in an emergency kit are food, water, emergency contact information, prescriptions and a first-aid kit.

     Other items will be useful but may be overlooked: toilet paper, gloves and a whistle. A kit is easy to put together and thinking about what would satisfy one's needs should the kit be needed will help ensure necessary items are included.
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has made it possible for individuals to receive red alerts and emergency information advisories through its website, text messages, e-mail, RSS Feeds and Twitter. This system makes information easily accessible and will give citizens a description of the event, location and recommended actions. To sign up, visit

"It's not only about the first week of May. It's about every day."

For more information on emergency preparedness, visit

Making a Family Emergency Plan

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