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Saturday, October 22, 2011

STEP 1 Create your Home Emergency Plan

A Household Emergency Plan is vital in ensuring you and your family know what to do during and after a severe storm.
Every member of your household should be involved in developing your Home Emergency Plan, discussing things such as:
  • How a severe storm could impact your home
  • The location of exit points in the house
  • Where to go if you need to evacuate
  • How to stay in contact if you’re separated from each other
  • Requirements for those with medical conditions or special needs
  • What to do with any pets
  • What to include in your Home Emergency Kit
  • Whether your insurance is adequate and current


  • Review your Home Safety Emergency Plan on a regular basis so that everyone is familiar with what to do if a major storm occurs.
  • Talk to your neighbours about emergency action plans to ensure people get the help they need before, during and after severe storms.