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Emergency Preparedness: Be Prepared all year long!

This Emergency Preparedness Week  May 7 - 13, 2017 and throughout the year, the municipalities, townships and the Region of Waterloo in partnership with electric and gas utilities companies challenge you to being prepared in case of emergencies situations. 

There are several events are taking place throghout the Region during Emergency Preparedness Week.   

  • May 7th - 13th - Emergency Preparedness Booth at Cambridge Mall hosted by City of Cambridge, will be promoting our region-wide website www.wrem.ca/beprepared
  • May 10 from 7 - 9 p.m. - CANWARN - Weather Watchers Training Course  at RIM Park. Those attending this free course will learn about severe and non-severe thunderstorms, what to watch for and what to report.  To register, email geoff.coulson@canada.ca
  • May 12th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Emergency Preparedness Open House hosted by Woolwich Township to take place at 24 Snyder Avenue South in Elmira

Throughout the year we'll share tips so that you and your loved ones can be better prepared for any emergency situation. 

Monthly Tips and Resources

Below are monthly emergency tips to help residents in develop their own personal emergency preparedness plans.  

Month

Emergency Tip of the month

 Emergency Situations

May

Be informed  Power outages

June

Create an emergency communications plan  Tornados

July

Create an evacuation plan Thunder and lightning storms

August

Build an emergency survival kit  Earthquakes

September

Pack an evacuation go bag Natural gas leak emergency 

October

Prepare a vehicle emergency kit and learn winter driving safety tips Fire 

November

Consider special needs when planning for emergencies Severe winter storm (blizzards/ice storms) 

December

Give the gift of preparedness Extreme temperatures (cold/heatwave) 

January

Involve your children in emergency planning Chemical, bilogical, radiological or Nuclear (CBRN) incident and Shelter-in-place 

February

Prepare your pets  Health emergencies

March

Remember about emergency planning and safety beyond your home Flooding 

April

Practice your plan, review your plan and replace items in your kit annually Drinking water emergency 
     

Follow your Local and Regional Municipalities on social media:

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https://www.facebook.com/RegionWaterloo/
https://www.facebook.com/cityofkitchener/
https://www.facebook.com/citywaterloo/
https://www.facebook.com/thecityofcambridge/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wilmot-Ontario/

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https://twitter.com/RegionWaterloo
https://twitter.com/CityKitchener
https://twitter.com/citywaterloo
https://twitter.com/cityofcambridge
https://twitter.com/WilmotTownship
twitter.com/WRPSMajorEvents

In addition to the Local Municipalities in the region, the Be Prepared Challenge information is also brought to you by the following sponsors:

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