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Personal and Family Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness for Homeowners

Is your family prepared to be self sufficient for 72 hours?

During an emergency, you and your family could be on your own for an extended period of time. Emergency services may not be readily available, as increasing demands are placed on responders. It may take emergency workers some time to get to you as they help those in most critical need. The Province of BC and the Government of Canada recommend that individuals be prepared to be self-sufficient for 72 hours. Here are some the basic required for an emergency kit:

  • At least two litres of water per person per day
  • Wind-up or battery-powered flashlight
  • Cash in smaller bills and change for payphones
  • Candles and a lighter
  • Food that won’t spoil and should be replaced annually
  • Wind-up or battery-powered radio
  • Copy of your emergency plan and contact information
  • Sleeping bags
  • Manual can opener
  • First Aid Kit
  • Prescription medication, pet food, baby formula, etc.
  • Toiletries

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