Red Cross Stories : Emergencies and Disasters in Canada (Page 8)

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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Woman loses home and important historical site in Bragg Creek

July 04, 2013 - When Red Cross volunteers came to visit Teghtmeyer, she was sorting through boxes of memories and old books of recipes covered in mud just outside her home.

Timmins group learns value of disaster preparedness

July 01, 2013 - From house fires to large scale flooding, a variety of different emergencies and disasters can happen throughout Canada.

Red Cross volunteers called to action for Alberta floods

June 23, 2013 - The call for assistance went out on Thursday evening at 11 p.m. The next day, a team of Canadian Red Cross disaster management volunteers had gathered at the Edmonton Red Cross office – bags packed and ready to go.

Red Cross Responding to Alberta Flooding

June 21, 2013 - Severe flooding is impacting several communities in Southern Alberta including the city of Calgary, prompting authorities to declare a state of local emergency and order evacuations. In addition to evacuations, power has been shut off for many residents and there are road closures throughout the region.

Staying safe during a hurricane

June 07, 2013 -

As we face what could be another busy hurricane season, the Canadian Red Cross is reminding Canadians that they can prepare for hurricanes by ensuring emergency preparedness kits are up to date.

How will you observe Emergency Preparedness Week?

May 07, 2013 - This national event, which runs from May 5 to May 11, is a great opportunity for families to gain a better sense of what it takes to be prepared for disasters and emergencies.

Emergency Preparedness Week

May 06, 2013 - Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This national event is an opportunity for the Canadian Red Cross to remind families to plan for emergencies.

Mobile home in Alberta destroyed by fire

April 22, 2013 - Jerry Kachenko was in bed on March 3, when her husband, Norm, woke her up at approximately 1:30 a.m., telling her that a fire had broken out in their mobile home.

Three ways Canadian Red Cross disaster relief services help those in need

March 08, 2013 - The following are three key ways that people are able to benefit from the assistance provided by this organization. 

Is social media transforming the way Canadians respond to emergencies?

February 12, 2013 - While the Canadian Red Cross strives to help all those who are in need, the ways in which people react to emergencies has evolved in recent years due to social media.