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Emergencies, ranging from ice storms, to tornados, to severe thunderstorms can occur any time, any where and often without warning. In addition to natural disasters, there are other types of risks, such as outbreaks of disease, blackouts, large chemical spills and transportation accidents. Such emergencies can force you to evacuate your neighbourhood or confine you to your home or workplace. It can leave you without basic services such as water, gas, electricity or a working telephone for prolonged periods of time.
Will you and your family be prepared when an emergency strikes?
Prepare yourself and your family by planning ahead. Devise an emergency plan in advance. Every household should have such a plan as it is your best defense in protecting yourself and your family during emergencies. Individuals and families are best able to cope when they have taken the time to prepare before an emergency happens.
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