National Emergency Preparedness Week was May 3-9.
To support the mission of preparedness, Emergency Management BC (EMBC) has created two new resources to help British Columbians prepare for a disaster.
The “PreparedBC: Household Preparedness Guide” will assist residents in safeguarding their homes, and the “In it Together: Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide” will help residents around the province build resilient communities.
Both these are available for download on the new PreparedBC website, www.gov.bc.ca/PreparedBC
Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility that begins with every individual and family making a plan and preparing a kit that includes knowing where everyone is to meet after a disaster, what their evacuation routes and emergency contacts are.
* The most basic emergency kit requires adequate food and water per person and pet for at least 72 hours, as well as warm clothes, prescriptions, medical supplies and important papers.
Quake Cottage: www.quakecottage.com
Emergency Info BC: www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca
Emergency kits and plans: www.getprepared.gc.ca