Emergency Preparedness Week takes place every year in the course of the first full week of Might and is a chance for Calgarians to organize for attainable hazards and emergencies.
Might to September is the time of 12 months we are able to see excessive spring and summer time climate occasions in our metropolis, together with summer time storms, flooding and excessive warmth. With COVID nonetheless a threat and flood season across the nook, there is no such thing as a higher time to grow to be educated and ready for any emergency or catastrophe.
“For over a 12 months we’ve been responding to a world pandemic, however our work to organize for different dangers has by no means stopped. In reality, it’s extra essential than ever,” says Chief Sue Henry of the Calgary Emergency Administration Company. She added “Amongst different issues, coping with this pandemic has been a studying alternative on the significance of emergency preparedness. Calgarians have needed to adapt to so many modifications and challenges, all whereas coping with stress, fear, grief and uncertainty. Taking steps to organize for an emergency, like creating an emergency motion plan in your house and enthusiastic about how you might safely evacuate throughout COVID, is a technique you’ll be able to guarantee you are ready.”
Each emergency is completely different however having a plan will provide help to and your loved ones know what to do and who to contact in several conditions. One simple first step is to comply with The Metropolis of Calgary’s social media posts this week to study concerning the widespread hazards we expertise in the course of the spring and summer time months. We additionally encourage Calgarians to go to calgary.ca/getready, and obtain the Emergency Motion Plan, accessible free of charge and translated into completely different languages.
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