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Personal Preparedness

During an emergency, you and your family could be on your own for an extended period of time. Emergency services may not be readily available, as increasing demands are placed on responders. It may take emergency workers some time to get to you as they help those in most critical need. Be prepared to cope on your own for at least 7 days in an emergency.

The Household Emergency Plan is a resource that provides you with useful planning tips and a ‘fill in the blank’ template to create your own household emergency plan.

This list includes typical components of a do-it-yourself emergency preparedness kit to help keep your family safe. Here is an information brochure on what to do during an evacuation alert.

The In It Together: Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide will help you join forces with your neighbours so you know what to do, who to check in on and what resources are available should disaster hit.

Eating Nutritiously When the Lights Are Out

What to do during an outage, from safety to kids to food

Guide for Small Business Operators

Use this guide as a starting point to protect your small business and the people you employ by ensuring your business is prepared to be up and running as soon as possible following any type of emergency or business disruption. This resource is designed to help small business owners plan and prepare for emergencies that could interrupt operations.

Guide for Tourism Operators

Completing the steps in this guide will help you to answer “yes”, and ensure your tourism operation will respond effectively during emergencies, recover quickly and keep your guests safe.