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Emergency Preparedness Week - Be Ready for Anything

Emergency Preparedness Week - Be Ready for Anything
It’s Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada. At Gibb Insurance we believe the better you are prepared for an emergency, the less likely you will be severely impacted.


Emergency Preparedness Week is a great time to get prepared for any kind of emergency. This means being ready to cope for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while emergency workers help those in urgent need. Think about a major storm, flood, or chemical spill. This type of disaster could affect water supply, cut electricity and phone service for days. What would you do to keep you and your family safe? Being prepared can make this type of situation less stressful for you and your family.

Here are some ideas to help you be better prepared for whatever comes your way. Everyone has a role to play in an emergency. EP Week is an opportunity for you to take action to ensure you are prepared to protect yourself, your family and your community during an emergency.

This year, the theme is Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready for Anything.

The intent of this theme is to encourage Canadians to take action to become better prepared for the range of emergencies they could face in their region.

Actions you can take this week:

Check out your supplies at home. Do you have flashlights? Extra batteries? Have a look at this emergency kit list, and pick up a few more supplies or a container to keep them in one place. Talk to your kids about emergencies. Your kids might be wondering what you're up to as you assemble emergency supplies. Take a few minutes and involve them in your planning.

Check out the Canadian Disaster Database. Want to know what disasters have happened in your region over the years? Knowing what can happen is a good first step to preparedness.

Make a Plan. Planning only a few minutes, but can bring peace of mind. What would you do if there's an emergency in your neighbourhood and your family isn't together? Where will you meet if your cell phones don't work? You can complete a plan online at