An emergency situation could mean you and your family have to shelter in place or evacuate your home.
You can take action to be better prepared to face an emergency anytime, anywhere, such as building your own emergency kit.
Follow these steps to prepare yourself and your family.
Make a plan so that you and your family know what to do when an emergency situation happens.
A basic emergency plan should include:
You may also need to think about:
An emergency kit should have the supplies that your household needs to survive for at least 72 hours. Keep in mind you may lose access to running water or power in an emergency situation.
Depending on your household needs, you may also want to include:
Consider adding these extra items to your emergency kit:
Check your emergency kit twice a year, when clocks change for daylight savings time.
When out of the house, drivers should keep an emergency kit in their vehicle, just in case they become stuck, due to an accident, mechanical issue or poor weather conditions.
A basic emergency vehicle kit should include:
Knowing the potential risks in Mississauga can help you better prepare. The top natural hazards in our City are:
Other hazards could also trigger emergencies. They could include cyberattack, infectious disease outbreaks, or critical infrastructure failure.
During an emergency, stay tuned to local news outlets to receive the most up-to-date information and instructions. Be sure to have a portable, battery-operated or crank radio in your emergency kit in case of power outages.
Information outlets in Mississauga may include: