MINDEN HILLS EMERGENCY PLAN
Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility for members of the community as well as the emergency workers who assist.
To keep the public aware of potential seasonal risks or disasters in the Minden Hills area, reminders will be advertised and posted regularly by means of media releases through the municipal website, local newspapers and radio.
Being prepared may not prevent a disaster but they will assist you in preparing until emergency procedures are activated or in place.
Please visit the Emergency Management Ontario – Be Prepared website for more information on being prepared.
- Step 1: Make a Plan
- Step 2: Build a Kit
- Step 3: Be Informed
Everyone in Ontario is encouraged to be prepared — by creating a plan, assembling an emergency survival kit and by staying informed.
Learn about different emergencies and how to be prepared by clicking on the link below.
Step One – Make a Plan
In an emergency, your family may not be together, or you may be asked to evacuate your home. Thinking about what you would do in different situations and preparing a plan with every member of your family is the first step to being prepared.
Learn what situations you need to plan for, such as where to go in an evacuation or how to reach family members by clicking on the link below
Step Two Build an Emergency Survival Kit
Your emergency survival kit should have everything you and your family would need to be safe and take care of yourselves for at least three days immediately following an emergency.
To learn more about items you may need to meet your family’s unique needs, and items to have ready in case you have to leave your home and to build a custom survival kit, click the link below:
Step Three – Stay Informed
During an emergency, you should stay tuned to local news channels. Be sure to have a portable, battery-operated or crank radio in your survival kit in case of power outages.
For ways that you can be informed about emergencies: sign up for Ontario’s emergency alerts, and learn more about the hazards you can face and how you can be prepared for them, click on the link below:
Emergency Planning for Seniors
The people of Ontario have faced all kinds of emergencies, from ice storms and power outages to tornadoes and industrial accidents. We will face more in the future. Emergencies can strike at any time so being prepared is critical since it can take time for help to arrive. That’s why everyone should have an emergency plan and kit to take care of themselves for at least three days. Your emergency plan should reflect your personal circumstances and unique needs.
During emergencies, remember that your child looks to you for guidance and comfort. Children follow their parent’s lead. The calmer you are, the calmer they will be.
To learn more about what you can do to prepare children, click the link provided.
People with Disabilities
There are an estimated 1.5 million Ontarians with disabilities and special needs. Emergency Management Ontario and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario have developed an Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs. To best prepare for an emergency according to one’s special needs, please refer to the appropriate category in this guide for a list of suggested emergency survival kit items and contingency planning considerations.
Pets are part of our families. During an emergency situation, it is important to know how to keep our animal companions safe. Emergencies can happen at any time, so prepare today. Assemble a pet emergency kit and make arrangements for your pet in the event that you must evacuate. Click on the link provided for more information.