As December turns to January, resolve to be ready for any emergency in the new year, weather-related or not. Your first step is making a family emergency plan. Need Help … contact us to help you make a plan firstname.lastname@example.org
Discuss with your family:
Who is our emergency point of contact? Choose an out-of-town friend or relative to be your contact. During emergencies, it’s often easier to make long distance calls. An out-of-town person can help communicate among separated family members.
Where are our meeting places? In case you can’t return home, choose a place to meet in your neighborhood and another place outside your neighborhood if you can’t get there. Your neighborhood meeting place may be a friend’s house on the next street. A meeting place outside your neighborhood may be a nearby church, store or another friend’s home.
Do our schools have emergency plans? If you are a parent, ask your schools and daycare providers about their emergency plans. Find out how they will communicate with families during a crisis. Ask if they are prepared to stay in school if necessary and where they plan to go if they must leave.
Winter has barely begun, but it has brought frigid temperatures. Here’s what you should know about staying safe and about being prepared for winter emergencies:
If power goes out and you have no heat: You’ll need blankets or sleeping bags for warmth in as few as four hours after power is out, depending on your home’s insulation. Dress in several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, and wear a hat and mittens.
If you use kerosene or propane heaters: These should be used with much caution. The room must be ventilated by opening a window. Keep heaters at least three feet away from flammable objects such as curtains, blankets and furniture. Place heaters on a hard surface, not on carpet. Refuel them outdoors after they have cooled.
If the power is out and you need information: Be sure you have a battery powered radio with extra batteries. Get one with a weather radio band so you can hear reports from the National Weather Service and your local radio stations. Find these at electronics and sporting goods stores, department stores, from catalogs and on-line.
If you can’t get out, you’ll need supplies: Stock at least a three-day supply of food that doesn’t need refrigeration or electricity to prepare. You may also need water – three gallons per person will last three days. Be sure to have flashlights and extra batteries on hand. Don’t use candles during power outages. Need Help … we have kits for this 647-933-4195 email@example.com
If you must drive during a winter storm: Most traffic crashes happen within two hours after a storm starts. Try to stay off the road to give snowplows time and space to work. Wait until daylight to drive so sunlight can warm the roads. Get road conditions. Buckle up every time you drive.
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Winter Survival ( Emergency Road Preparedness) Car Safety Kit
When the season changes, and winter comes, you need to be prepared.
Local emergency crews as well as military personnel spent Tuesday rescuing hundreds of people who got stuck a snow-swept highway in Southern Ontario. It is always good to learn from other peoples mistakes/mishaps, and prepare yourself for winter’s wrath.
A winter survival car safety, emergency road kit for your car is a must, and here are a handful of recommended items to make the journey safer.
1) Keep your car fueled up. Try to keep it above a half tank if possible.
2) Check your car to make sure all liquids (especially anti-freeze and wiper fluid) are topped off. The tires should also be at their recommended pressure.
3) Keep some warm clothes or blankets in case you get stuck somewhere overnight. It can get cold in the car and layering will help you stay warm and preserve your remaining fuel until you can be rescued. All the more reason to keep the car fueled as well to make the heat last as long as possible. Make sure you keep the tailpipe clear of snow.
4) Keep enough non-perishable snacks and water in the car to last you at least a day. Insulate the water to keep it from freezing easily. Plastic water bottles are best because they can expand (to a degree) as water freezes.
5) An ice scraper, a snow brush and a snow shovel.
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Dec 14, 2010 – Nova Scotia Storm Knocks Power Out to over 80,000 people. Rips roofs off, floods streets and homes, still 20,000 without power.
Thirteen residents of a Windsor retirement home escaped uninjured last night as walls surrounding their pool began to crumble to the ground at about 10:30 p.m.
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Ontario Dec 14, 2010 – News – Winter Blizzard strands 300 people in their vehicles overnight.
Local residents take action along with Canadian police and military teams working on Tuesday afternoon to rescue about 300 people stranded after what a local official termed the most brutal storm to hit the Ontario region in 25 years.
Local Mayor declares state of emergency, to get assistance from military teams.
Some people had been stuck in their vehicles for more than 24 hours following blinding snow that piled up so high it made it almost impossible to open vehicle doors.
“You really felt almost despair,” a guy who spent nearly 24 hours stranded before being rescued Tuesday afternoon after he heard a helicopter hovering over his immobilized truck. He had run out of gas and was without anything other than a blanket to help him through the ordeal.
Ontario Provincial Police initially reported about 360 vehicles and about 300 people had been stranded near Sarnia, Ontario, on Highway 402 — a major thoroughfare linking the U.S.-Canada border to London, Ontario.
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Always keep, the following in your car, if you are travelling outside the city.
- blanket, flashlight, shovel, candle, cup, snacks, emergency kit (towrope, jumpers, etc) and first aid kit
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