Emergency Preparedness (EP) is everyone’s responsibility. Some individuals may not have the support or capacity to deal with emergencies. Reach out to neighbours, family and friends who may be vulnerable or unable to support themselves during an emergency.  Remember seniors, persons with disabilities, children and pets all need help or require special attention.  Get to know your neighbours who might need help in an emergency and make sure that you or someone on your street is buddied up with them to check on them in the event of an emergency.



Get Social!

You can connect to Ontario's emergency management messaging by following on: Twitter at #EPweek and #ONready on Facebook at @ontariowarnings on YouTube at #ONready  For the many other ways to stay connected to emergencies in Ontario check out http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/stayconnected/stayconnected.html


Make a Plan!

Do you know what do in a tornado, flood or winter storm? Do you have everything you need during a major emergency?

Emergency Management Ontario has an easy online tool that will help you create an Emergency Preparedness Action Plan for your family or household.  Your completed plan will:

  • List the specific steps you need to take to get prepared
  • Provide tips on hazards that might affect your community
  • Include information related to special needs you may have (for example, information for people with disabilities and pet owners)

You can't predict an emergency, but you can prepare for one. Take action today!

Go online and prepare your family’s emergency plan at http://Ontario.ca/beprepared it a fun family project.  At the same time you are spring cleaning your house, collect the items from the checklist to put into your family’s 72 hour emergency kit.  Be prepared and be safe!


A Message from Laurentian Valley Emergency Management.