This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, April 30, 2010 3:00 PM
Your best advice for any emergency is to be prepared, not scared.
If a disaster in your community affects a large number of people in a short period of time it may take a while before emergency workers reach you and your family because they may be helping others with more urgent needs.
By following 3 basic steps to emergency preparedness you will ensure that you and your family have the ability to care for your needs for a minimum of 72 hours.
Get Prepared Website http://www.getprepared.ca/knw/plan/plan-eng.aspx
To get a complete guide of instructions and information to keep your family prepared in any emergency visit:
Tune to a local radio station to obtain information and instructions from emergency officials.
The local radio stations serving Lambton County are:
Follow instructions and stay away from the disaster scene. Be prepared to relocate if requested and follow all instructions carefully.
Never use 9-1-1 to obtain information. Only use 9-1-1 to report information or to request assistance from police, fire or ambulance.
Click here for fact sheets from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) on different topics including:
When disaster strikes many people will be away from their jobs for one reason or another. This will create a very small workforce that is trying to keep up with the usual work load. This is a situation that has to be anticipated and requires preparation.
The following website, a Guide to Business Continuity Planning, will help you understand business continuity planning and how to go about planning to keep your business productive and operating.