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May7MonMay 6-12 is Emergency Preparedness Week, a national effort of Public Safety Canada in partnership with The Salvation Army and other emergency management organizations May 7, 2012
May 6-12 is Emergency Preparedness Week, a national effort of Public Safety Canada in partnership with various provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, including The Salvation Army. EP Week encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need.
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By taking a few simple steps, Canadians can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:
- Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to your community and region can help you better prepare.
- Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do, making the situation less stressful.
- Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least three days in an emergency.
For more information about EP Week and how to prepare for an emergency, visit www.getprepared.gc.ca.