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Health Topics - Emergency Preparedness

  • After an Emergency

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Floods

    Of all natural hazards in Canada, floods are the most frequent and most costly.  They can develop slowly or quickly, in both urban or rural settings.  Besides the obvious risk of drowning, injury and hypothermia posed by floodwater, secondary health threats such as mold, electrocution hazards, as well as drinking water and food contamination can […]

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  • Power Outages

    Power outages can come at any time and last a few minutes to a few weeks.  When they occur, hydro companies and local authorities work tirelessly to restore power and keep us safe.  In the meantime, being prepared will help keep you and your loved ones stay safe and more comfortable. Click on the headings […]

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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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