Canadians have faced many emergency situations in the past, from floods to ice storms, power outages and water supply problems. Understanding the risks in your community will help you be prepared.
According to recent polling by the Red Cross, two thirds of Canadians say they have not taken steps to prepare in the event of a disaster, like an earthquake. Most often they say it’s because they think it is unlikely to happen, or they haven’t thought about it. This is despite the fact that nearly half of Canadians have personally experienced at least two different types of disaster.
As a family, discuss what types of natural and technological disasters are most likely to happen in your community. For more information on how to identify those risks, you can do the following:
To learn more about the emergencies and disasters that most commonly affect Canadians, choose from the list below.