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Would you turn to social media in an emergency?

When Haiti was struck by an earthquake last January, Facebook and Twitter were flooded with messages. Some people were using these popular social media tools to let their loved ones know they were ok. Others were using it to ask for help for themselv...

Disaster Dining – coming to a Walmart store near you

If you are a frequent follower of this blog, you know how much we like to talk about dining solutions for disaster situations. This month, the Canadian Red Cross along with select Walmart stores across Canada will be hosting disaster dining ch...

What are the odds?

Our Red Cross personal disaster assistance volunteers recently responded to a house fire in Waterloo caused by a strike of lightning. The volunteers were called to the severely damaged home at 4 a.m.  When there is a personal disaster such as this...

Disaster Dining brings you the Candwich!

If you've been following this blog regularly, then you know that we try to bring you a Red Cross recipe for “Food Friday.” You might also have seen our Roving Reporter Jen Mayville's post on Disaster Dining.  On that note, when I saw this post on the...

Cool tunes to help you get through the heat

“It sure is hot outside!” With temperatures in the mid-30s, I am sure that is a phrase everyone has said at least once these past few days. In the spirit of this latest heat wave, the RedCrossTalks team has come up with a list of some of our fa...

When thunder roars, go indoors!

As though an earthquake wasn’t enough for Ontarians today, the Weather Network is warning that we could be in for some major thunder storms with possible hail in Southern and Central Ontario. Like the storm trackers from the movie “Twister,” we’ve be...

Did you feel that?

Did you feel that? That seems to be the question of the day. An earthquake hit eastern Ontario and yes, we felt it! Our headquarters in Mississauga felt the tremors and our national office in Ottawa was evacuated. Thankfully, we work for the Re...

Gift idea #5: So your dad will be ready when the time comes

If you’ve got a dad like Disaster Dude John Saunders, then he will definitely like to receive a disaster preparedness kit. This kit features over 85 essential items that will help support you during the first 72 hours of an emergency. All item...

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