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May 5-11 is Emergency Preparedness Week

Huron Perth, ON – May 5-11, 2024, is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada. This year’s provincial theme is, “Plan for every season.” Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) reminds residents that everyone has a part to play in preparing for emergencies.  

“Every household is encouraged to have an emergency plan,” says Dale Lyttle, Public Health Inspector. “Taking action to ensure you and your family are prepared for emergency situations throughout the year can help lessen the impact and stress of these events.”

By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. It is important to:

  • Know the risks – Although the consequences of various disasters can be similar, knowing the risks that may be relevant to your community and region can help you better prepare. The types of emergencies that may occur in Huron Perth include extreme heat, floods, severe storms, tornadoes, and infectious disease.
  • Make a plan – A plan will help you and your family know what to do in case of emergency. Think about the unique needs of your household, such as young children, older adults, and individuals with medical conditions. Also consider your pets. Keep the plan in an easy to find place, for example, with your emergency kit.
  • Make an emergency kit – Put together basic supplies, including bottled water, non-perishable food, hygiene items, a flashlight, radio, first aid kit, and cash. During an emergency, you may be without power or tap water. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours. Ensure everyone in the household knows where the kit is stored.

Visit and for more resources to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies.

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Huron Perth Public Health

Huron Office
77722B London Road, RR #5, Clinton, ON
N0M 1L0

Perth Office
653 West Gore St., Stratford ON N5A 1L4
Toll-free 1-888-221-2133

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