This is Emergency Preparedness Week and local services are using this time to educate residents on the importance of being prepared. Our District Health Unit says you should be able to support yourself for 72 hours in the event of an emergency.

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Carol Chan says that during a power outage, food in the fridge can stay cold for several hours if you keep the door closed as much as possible.

You should also create an emergency plan and emergency kit so that everyone in the household knows what to do and where to go if disaster strikes.

 

(Written by Amanda Lorbetski)