Knowing the risks for your region can help you and your family better prepare in the event an incident or emergency does occur. The two most common risks for Saskatchewan are floods and wild fires. Our area is also exposed to other risks which include blizzards, power outages, tornadoes, and traffic incidents.
For a complete list of risks for Saskatchewan and information for each risk click here.
DEVELOP A PLAN
Every household needs an emergency plan. It will provide you and your family with the knowledge of what to do in the event of an emergency. Ensure pets and elderly family members who may not live with you are included in your emergency plan. Ask someone outside your immediate area to act as a central point of contact for your family members
Basic supplies will be needed if an emergency occurs. For example you may be without power or tap water. It is important that everyone is able to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours. Everyone in your household should know where it is located in the home. It should also be easy to carry in case there is an evacuation.
Contents of your emergency kit should include items such as water, food that won’t spoil, manual can opener, wind-up or battery operated flashlight and radio, first aid kit, small amount of cash (including change for payphones) and a copy of your emergency plan. Other items that may be applicable are prescription medication, baby formula and items required for your pets.