Emergency Preparedness Week May 7 – 13

May 7

A message from the Minister of Emergency Preparedness, Prabmeet Sakaris

Ontario Warnings on Twitter

May 8

Emergency preparedness starts with you!

Emergency preparedness kit essentials checklist:

Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit has:

… * Backpack/duffel bag/small suitcase (to hold kit items)
… * Non-perishable food and can opener
… * Bottled or bagged water (4L per person per day)
… * Medication(s)
… * Toilet paper and other personal items
… * Personal protective equipment (PPE)
… * Cell phone charger and power bank
… * Cash in small bills
… * Flashlight, headlamp or glow stick
… * Radio (crank or battery-run)
… * Extra batteries
… * First-aid kit
… * Candles and matches/lighter
… * Hand sanitizer or moist towelettes
… *Important documents (identification)
… * Extra car and house keys
… * Whistle (to attract attention, if needed)
… * Ziplock and garbage bags and duct tape

Your emergency preparedness kit should have everything you and your household
would need to be safe and take care of yourselves for at least three days
immediately following an emergency.

For more information and lists of additional kit items, visit Emergency Management Ontario atontario.ca/BePrepared


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