An emergency situation could mean you and your family have to shelter in place or evacuate your home. You can take actions to become better prepared to face an emergency anytime, anywhere.
Follow these steps to prepare yourself and your family.
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.
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.