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    Types of Hazards/Emergencies

    The first step in planning for an emergency is to understand what you are planning for. Emergencies can result from a variety of hazards. Some are natural events, some are technological breakdowns and others can be human-made. Here is a list of such emergency hazards you should take into consideration when planning. Natural Technological Human […]

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    Before an Emergency

    Being Prepared at the Individual Level Emergency planning starts with the individual. The more people prepared for an emergency will result in less strain on first responders and essential services that may already be strained in responding to the event. Individual’s and families should plan for emergencies and create an Emergency Kit. Doing so will […]

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    During an Emergency

    Shelter-in-Place Shelter-in-place refers to remaining indoors as a precaution rather than seeking shelter elsewhere, such as at an emergency shelter. Local authorities may instruct you to shelter-in-place, evacuate and/or seek an emergency shelter through various means of communication (e.g. media, loud speaker, door-to-door, public alert system). Knowing what is required to shelter-in-place while in different […]

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    After an Emergency

    Please check back again later for more information on this topic, or call the health unit at 519-426-6170.

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    Emergency Planning

    You can never be too prepared for an emergency. However, with this planning kit, you and your loved ones can be better equipped with the knowledge and supplies needed to survive disaster.

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    Emergency Notification Alerts

    Sign up for Emergency Alerts, Weather Alerts, Smog Alerts, Food Recalls, Allergy Alerts, Product Recalls, Safety Alerts or view the Air Quality Health Index.

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      “DISINFECTANT” DIN 00110011 LOW LEVEL “TB” / “TUBERCULOCIDAL” / “MYCOBACTERICIDAL” INTERMEDIATE LEVEL “HIGH-LEVEL DISINFECTANT” / “CHEMICAL STERILANT” / “SPORICIDE” HIGH LEVEL   * Disinfection only takes place after the item/area has been cleaned LOW LEVEL: used on counter tops, food contact surfaces, dishes toys etc. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: washrooms, diaper change tables and potty chairs […]

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    Food Storage Guide

    General guidelines for the shelf life of common foods. Read the label and check ‘best before’ dates if applicable. Most foods are safe to eat if stored longer, but flavour and nutritional value will deteriorate. Discard if there is evidence of spoilage. Cupboard (room temperature) Unless otherwise specified, times apply to unopened packages. Cereal Grains […]

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