Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first week of May 7-13, 2023 and is an opportunity to encourage Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.

Emergencies can occur at any time. In an emergency, response agencies focus their efforts first where the need is greatest. That is why individual emergency preparedness is so important.

It only takes four simple steps to become better prepared to face an emergency:

  • Know the risks
  • Make a plan
  • Get or prepare an emergency kit
  • Download SaskAlert to receive alerts of emergencies happening in our area

To prepare for a flooding event, it is critical to:

* keep your radio tuned to Golden West radio stations

* If the danger is immediate, shut off all power in your home

* Take precautions to safeguard or minimize damage to electrical, natural gas or propane heating equipment.

* Move furniture, electrical appliances and other belongings to floors above flood level

* Remove toxic substances (pesticides, oil,etc) to prevent harming the environment

* Remove toilets on basement level. Plug the sewer connections and floor drains

*Make arrangements for pets

Make sure when you evacuate from your home you taking the following items:

  • Leave a note for friends and authorities saying when you left and where you went
  • Wear protective clothing and comfortable walking shoes
  • Shut off anything you may be cooking

You may need to:

  • shut off the main electric switch
  • shut off the water heater switch
  • turn off the water supply
  • Take your family emergency supplies kit
  • Lock your house
  • Follow the routes specified, do not take short cuts
  • Do not drive through flood waters or off-road unless told to
  • Take all medications that you require with you
  • Make arrangements for pets
  • Listen to Golden West Radio stations for location of reception centres

You can find the pet emergency checklist here

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