Disasters in Canada on the rise

Did you know the average number of disasters in Canada has doubled in the past three decades? Theses disasters impact people. 63% of Canadians surveyed reported having experienced some form of disaster or emergency.

We need leaders who believe in science and are dedicated to protecting both human health and our environment.

Disaster can happen at any time. It could be a winter storm, a springtime flood, a summer hail or a fall tornado, whether you are on the road or at home, it’s best to be prepared. Having a home and a car emergency kit can keep you comfortable and potentially even save your life.

What should be in your car’s emergency kit?

  • Antifreeze (in winter)
  • A warm blanket
  • Cash
  • Essential prescriptions
  • Extra clothing, shoes or boots
  • First aid kit that includes a seatbelt cutter. You can find those at your local hardware or department store.
  • Jumper cables
  • Non-perishable food
  • Salt, sand or non-clumping cat litter (in winter)
  • Shovel
  • Snow-brush (in winter)
  • Tow rope
  • Warning light and whistle
  • Water bottles (note that they must be replace every 6 months)
  • Windshield washer fluid

What should be in your home’s emergency kit?

  • Cash
  • Essential prescriptions
  • Extra clothing, shoes or boots
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Non-Perishable food.
  • Warm blankets
  • Water bottles (note that the water must be replace every 6 months)

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