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Be Prepared for Emergencies

Be Prepared for Emergencies

Emergencies can happen at any time and occur anywhere, sometimes without much warning. When an emergency happens, it can threaten public safety, the environment, property, the economy, critical infrastructure, and the health of the public. An emergency can also affect a person's ability to access basic needs, such as food, shelter, and health care services.

Being prepared for emergencies is something we can all do to lessen the effects should one occur. Individuals and families should be prepared to take care of themselves for at least 72 hours in the event of an emergency situation by having an emergency survival kit.

The Porcupine Health Unit district has experienced a couple of emergencies in recent years, such as flooding, power outages, severe weather and wildfires.

If you have any questions or concerns about Emergency Preparedness, please contact a Public Health Inspector at (705) 267–1181 or 1–800–461–1818.