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In Case of an Emergency (power goes out for days, etc.), here's what you need
This week has been a doozie so far! Floods in BC, destructive storms with tornadoes and now crazy wind (up to 110 km/h) in Saskatchewan... if the power went out for a few days, would you be ready?
Spend a bit of time preparing for the unknown. The Canadian government is encouraging everyone to have an emergency kit that will sustain your family for at least 72 hours.
Easy to carry – think of ways that you can pack your emergency kit so that you and those on your emergency plan can easily take the items with you, if necessary.
- Water – two litres of water per person per day (Include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order)
- Food – that won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (remember to replace the food and water once a year)
- Manual can opener
- Flashlight and batteries
- Battery–powered or wind–up radio (and extra batteries)
- First aid kit
- Special needs items – prescription medications, infant formula or equipment for people with disabilities
- Extra keys – for your car and house
- Cash – include smaller bills, such as $10 bills (travellers cheques are also useful) and change for payphones
- Emergency plan – include a copy of it and ensure it contains in–town and out–of–town contact information
Read more at getprepared.gc.ca
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