At any time, and without warning, an emergency can happen. In Sault Ste. Marie and Prince Township, we could experience emergencies as diverse and unpredictable as severe weather, power outages, or an evacuation event.
Now is the perfect opportunity to take a look at your home and business to reduce risk and ensure you are prepared to cope on your own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need.
Preparing for an emergency is something the whole family can do. By following a few easy steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies and minimize the impact of a potential disaster.
- Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to your community and region can help us better prepare.
- Make a plan – It will help you and your family to know what to do if disaster strikes. We should all practice what to do in different emergency situations.
- Prepare an emergency kit – During an emergency, we may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared with basic supplies, enough to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency.