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Grab and Go, are you ready for the next power outage, flood, natural disaster?Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners.Here are some resources to help you

For more information, please contact or call 1.800.830.3118. eparedness Week!Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. If a hazardous material leak required your family to evacuate or a severe winter storm confined your family at home, would you know what to do? An earthquake, flood, tornado, or any other disaster could cut water, electricity, and telephones for hours or days. Could you keep your family warm and fed?When a disaster strikes, it may take emergency workers some time to reach everyone and they will assist the most vulnerable first. The Canadian Red Cross encourages all Canadians to share the responsibility for their own safety.  Be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours in a disaster, and 1 to 2 weeks in a health emergency.  If disaster strikes, is your family prepared?

  1. Know your risks in your community.
  2. Make a family emergency plan.
  3. Get or make an emergency preparedness kit.

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Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual national awareness initiative that takes place each year during the first full week of May. It is an event led by Public Safety Canada (PSC) in collaboration with provincial and territorial emergency management organizations and non-governmental organizations that support disaster management activities.Grab and Go! You may have some of the items already, such as food, water and blankets.. The key is to make sure they are organized and easy to find. We suggest the following items when making your own portable “grab and go” disaster preparedness kit:  

  • Water
  • Food
  • Manual can opener
  • Crank or battery-operated flashlight, with extra batteries
  • Crank or battery-operated radio, with extra batteries
  • Extra keys (house and car)
  • First Aid kit
  • Cash (small bills)
  • Special needs items (e.g. medication, baby formula, diapers, pet food)
  • Copy of your emergency plan

There are some items you may not have thought of when assembling your kit. For a complete list, please click here. Order :You can order this disaster preparedness kit using the usual order form at a cost of $ 44.00 (395-05-600108-1)Canadian Red Cross, Quebec DivisionInjury Prevention Services 

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