Emergency Preparedness Week 2022: Be Ready for Anything!

Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we might face – whether natural or human induced.

Running this year from May 1 to 7, Emergency Preparedness Week encourages Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. This special week is a national effort of provincial and territorial emergency management organizations and Public Safety Canada. The theme for 2022 is Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready for Anything.

By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared and “Be Ready” to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere:

  • Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region can help you better prepare.
  • Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do.
  • Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we will all need some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency.

This week, we encourage you to take concrete actions to be better prepared. Please do your part! Experience has shown that individual preparedness goes a long way to help people cope better – both during and after a major disaster. Create an emergency kit now – it can make a world of difference.

The ongoing pandemic is also a timely reminder of the importance of having access to the most up-to-date information. The City of Windsor’s “Windsor Alerts” program makes it easy; just sign up at www.WindsorAlerts.ca or call 311. The service is free and provides event updates, warnings and instructions during times of crisis, directly to you, on any electronic device(s) you register. Non-residents who work in Windsor are also encouraged to sign up using their work addresses.

Learn more about Windsor Alerts, and also stay informed by following @WindsorFire1 and @CityWindsorON on Twitter, and @CityofWindsor on Facebook for ongoing updates throughout the year.

Learn more about how you can better prepare yourself and your family on the City of Windsor’s Emergency Preparedness web pages.

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