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Preparing for Emergencies

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Sometimes things happen that are out of your control. A wide-spread power outage, water main breaks or an ice storm; you'll feel less stress if you're prepared. With a plan in place, you and your family will be better able to cope if an emergency occurs. Below are some examples of emergenices that you and your family should be aware of and have a plan in place. Utilize York Region's Emergency Preparedness Plan to help you with planning.

Power Outages

This is the most common emergency in York Region. Details on who to contact and what to do can be found here

Natural Disasters 

Be it a storm, tornado or lightning strike, natural disasters can escalate in a matter of minutes. Know what to do in each scenario by reviewing the emergency guidelines in York Region's Emergency Preparedness Plan

Pandemic Planning

Defined as the widespread outbreak of a disease affecting entire cities, countries and potentially the world, pandemics can cause panic and fear unless you take the time to understand what it is and what steps you can take to safeguard yourself and your family.

Follow the guidelines set out by York Region's Emergency Preparedness Guide - Health Emergencies to educate yourself.