Winter in Canada can be harsh. Across our country there are winter weather systems that can cause interruptions to basic services such as electricity and water. Whether it's a wicked West Coast storm or monstrous Maritime ice storm - are you prepared if the power goes out?
In an emergency, you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.
You may already have some of the items on hand: food,
water and a flashlight. But are you organized? Could
you find your flashlight in the dark? The key is to be organized and make sure that your preparedness kit is easy to find. Make sure your kit is easy to carry and everyone in the household knows where it is. Keep it in a backpack, duffle bag or suitcase with wheels, and store it in an easy-to-reach, accessible place, such as your front-hall closet. Ensuring you are prepared for a prolonged interruption of services will give everyone in the family peace of mind.
The internet is full of useful resources about emergency preparedness, but one of the best resources to start with is www.getprepared.gc.ca. There is lots of useful information and even a downloadable PDF document, 'Your Emergency Preparedness Guide', which you can print off and share with the family.
is the key.
Here's to a safe
and fun filled