Prepare now, learn how…
Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time. Utilities can be out, roads closed, and crucial supplies unavailable. While local, provincial and federal officials prepare for emergencies, individuals can plan to be prepared at home and at work.
Everyone should be prepared with enough food and water for up to three days in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep in mind that if utilities are out, you may not have an alternate cooking source. Choose ready-to-eat foods that don't need refrigeration. Make sure to replace canned and dry goods once a year.
Here are some suggestions for your emergency food and water kit:
Three-day supply of water (at least four litres per person per day: two for drinking and two for food preparation, hygiene and dishwashing).
Three-day supply of water purification tablets.
Canned food, such as soups, stews, baked beans, meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruit
Crackers and biscuits
Salt and pepper
Instant coffee and tea
For more information, visit www.emergencymanagementontario.ca