Emergency Preparedness for You and Your Family
Are you prepared for an emergency?
Emergency officials work to ensure the readiness of our communities, municipalities and province in an emergency event. However, we as individuals also have a responsibility to ensure our own safety and that of our family.
If you are without electricity for a couple of days, or weeks, do you have the supplies needed to see you through? Do you have a household emergency plan outlining exit routes from your home and your neighbourhood?
Emergencies can be stressful, but if you take the time now to prepare yourself and your family you will be better able to cope. Being prepared means:
- knowing the risks,
- developing a plan, and
- preparing a kit.
Know the Risks
Being aware of the potential risks we face in Nova Scotia can help you to be better prepared should an emergency occur. You may find it helpful to make a list of these risks and think about how they might affect you and your family.
Develop a plan
Everyone needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family know what to do if an emergency should occur.
Prepare a kit
Being prepared for an emergency also means having the necessary supplies on hand to help you and your family cope.