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Prepare for an Emergency

Emergency Management

The County's Regional Director of Emergency Management, David Zayonce, manages the County's Municipal Emergency Management Plan and is responsible for disaster recovery efforts in the event of a local disaster.

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Prepare for an Emergency

Major disasters can occur at any time. Knowing the potential risks for your region can help you prepare yourself and your family.

Public Safety Canada warns that you should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.

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Tornado Safety

Tornador

What to do during a tornado?

If you are in a house:

  • Go to the basement or take shelter in a small interior ground floor room such as a bathroom, closet or hallway.
  • If you have no basement, protect yourself by taking shelter under a heavy table or desk.
  • In all cases, stay away from windows, outside walls and doors.

If you live on a farm:

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Weather Alerts

When severe weather threatens, Environment Canada may issue a weather alert to notify those in affected areas so that they can take steps to protect themselves and their property from harm.

These public alert bulletins are issued by Environment Canada and broadcasted by local and regional media outlets in affected or potentially affected areas.

There are two main types of weather alerts: Watches and Warnings.

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Emergency 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.

You may have some of the items already, such as food, water and a batteryoperated or wind-up flashlight. The key is to make sure they are organized and easy to find. Would you be able to find your flashlight in the dark?

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