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Monday, November 16, 2009

GetPrepared.ca

Did you know that the Government of Canada has an official preparedness site? If you've never visited it, take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with the site. Bookmark it. Check it often.

The government's basic 3 step plan is as follows:

Know The Risks
Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to your community and your region can help you better prepare. Find out here what the hazards are in your region.

Make A Plan
It's easy and essential. Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family know what to do if disaster strikes. Make your own plan and print it out today.

Get A Kit
It doesn't take long – find out what goes into an emergency kit, or where you can buy one. An emergency kit helps ensure you and your family are ready to cope on your own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency.

The Government of Canada lists the following as known risks:

Avalanches
Earthquakes
Floods
Hurricanes
Landslides
Severe storms
Storm surges
Tornadoes
Tsunamis
Wildfires

They also list the following as other possible emergencies:

Bomb threats
Chemical releases
Nuclear emergencies
Pandemic influenza
Power outages
Suspicious packages

The CPN and its provincial affiliates are working together to address each of the "known risks and emergencies" recognized by our Canadian Government, along with many more that the government doesn't acknowledge such as:

Home security
Crime
Violence
Animal encounters
Disease
Food quality
Hospital-created deaths
Pollutions
Household toxins
Judicial break-down
And many many more!!

Make sure to check out the archives here at the CPN and at all of our province sites - if you have a specific topic in mind - be sure to use the Google Search bar up at the left-hand side of this page. If you have any questions - be sure to leave a comment. And if you have information that you would like to see on the CPN or any of the province sites - why not become a contributing author? Here at the CPN we are always looking for contributors and if you are interested in becoming a contributing author - contact Kymber here.

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