Be Good and Ready
Disasters and major emergencies are a fact of life and increasing in number around the world. In any given year, the SLRD could experience flooding, debris flows, extreme winter weather, and wildland interface fires, among other emergencies. These events have the potential to put your health, safety and security at risk but you can be 'Disaster Ready'. There are simple steps you can take to help protect yourself, your loved ones and your business during an emergency and to help with recovery afterwards.
Why is it important to be ‘disaster ready’?
Depending on the nature of the emergency:
- You may need to look after your own needs and those of your family, staff, pets and livestock for at least 72 hours after an emergency occurs;
- You may need to evacuate your home or business with all people and animals at little or no notice;
- You may have to ‘shelter in place’ (stay where you are) with little or no access to external sources of food, water and other supplies.
What does it mean to be ‘disaster ready’?
Being disaster ready means that:
- You have a Household Emergency Plan in place so that you, your family and staff know what to do in an emergency;
- You have an Emergency Kit at home, work and in your vehicle, with food, water and supplies to last at least 72 hours;
- You have insurance to help protect your home, family and business.
Who should be 'disaster ready'?
- Preparedness for Households
- Preparedness for Pets
- Preparedness for Commercial Livestock
- Preparedness for Small Businesses
- Preparedness for People with Disabilities
- Preparedness for Tourism Operators