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Preparing for Emergencies

Preparing for Emergencies

72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Guide

The Government of Canada encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, enabling first responders to focus on those in urgent need. Residents are recommended to be prepared to sustain themselves, with or without power, for up to 72 hours.

Learn more about building your 72 Hour Emergency Kit and making your emergency plan.

You can also review the Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities for helpful tips and resources tailored to people with special needs.

To learn more about emergency management, training programs, and current emergency information affecting Ontarians, please visit Emergency Management Ontario.

For all other City inquiries, please visit or call 3-1-1 (905-615-4311 outside City limits). This service is available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. After hours dispatch service is available for urgent issues on weekends and overnight Monday to Friday. Translation is available through a multilingual interpretation service.

This guide outlines steps that you and your family can take right now to best ensure that you are prepared for flood emergency events in your community. View and Download.

Emergency Preparedness Tips