Municipalities Urge Residents To Be Prepared For An Emergency

Municipalities Urge Residents To Be Prepared For An Emergency

Posted: 2021-05-03 11:09:20 By: thebay

This week is Emergency Preparedness Week and municipalities across the District are reminding residents that natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact when they happen, whether natural or human-induced.

By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. It is important to:

  1. Know the risks– Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region can help you better prepare.
  2. Make a plan– It will help you and your family know what to do.
  3. Build an emergency kit– During an emergency, everyone will need basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency.
  4. Stay Informed– Residents are encouraged to be alert ready.

There are several ways to stay informed by:

  • Listen or follow local government and media outlets
  • Register for local notification through the new Voyent Alert in Muskoka app.
  • Sign-up for Provincial notifications through the Alert Ready in Ontario app
  • Follow @OntarioWarnings, @ONsafety and other provincial communication handles on Twitter or follow #AlertMuskoka on social media