With the fire in Alberta, this year’s Emergency Preparedness Week is more relevant than ever. The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is joining with other community health and safety partners in encouraging residents to build a 72-hour emergency kit that will keep your family safe for a minimum three days should disaster strike.
Also, be aware of where important papers are stored and ensure you can access them quickly if needed. Have a plan of where you can meet should you get separated and have a common contact person designated outside of your area so you can let each other know how you are doing. There are many useful resources available to help you be prepared instead of being scared. Visit the health unit website at: http://www.healthunit.org/emergency/ where you will find emergency specific information and links to emergency preparedness sites to help you be prepared and stay safe.