Emergency Preparedness

The Township's Emergency Response Plan outlines the operations and procedures we will follow in the event of an emergency.

Emergency Management Ontario website provides information about emergencies affecting Ontarians, how you can prepare for disasters and offers subscription notifications.

72 Hours: Is Your Family Prepared ?

If an emergency happens it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.

The following list includes items you may need to meet your household’s unique needs, and items to have ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. It’s always a good idea to have a “grab and go” back ready with these items at all times.

  • food (non-perishable and easy-to-prepare items, enough for three days) and a manual can opener
  • bottled water (4 litres per person for each day)
  • medication(s)
  • flashlight and glow stick
  • radio (crank or battery-run)
  • extra batteries
  • first-aid kit
  • candles and matches/lighter
  • hand sanitizer or moist towelettes
  • important papers (identification, contact lists, copies of prescriptions, etc.)
  • extra car keys and cash
  • whistle (to attract attention, if needed)
  • zip-lock bag (to keep things dry)
  • garbage bags

Special considerations

  • items for babies and small children—diapers, formula, bottles, baby food, comfort items
  • prescription medication
  • medical supplies and equipment
  • pet food and supplies
  • any other items specific to your household’s needs

Extra supplies for evacuation

  • clothes, shoes
  • sleeping bags or blankets
  • personal items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, comb, other toiletries)
  • playing cards, travel games and other activities for children

See this Ontario government website for more information on how to make an emergency plan for your family.

Risks to our Environment

For information on flooding, winter weather conditions, drought and the risks involved, see the following:

Ministry of Transportation - information on winter driving, safe driving practices

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change - information on climate change

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority - drought conditions, well water concerns

Quinte Conservation Authority - drought conditions, well water concerns

Kingston Frontenac Public Health - extreme heat and extreme cold conditions, safe food storage, boil water advisory, floods etc.


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