Red Cross Stories : Emergencies and Disasters in Canada (Page 9)

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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Top 10 ways to stay safe in a house fire

February 11, 2013 - Each day, Canadian Red Cross volunteers respond to an average of five disasters. The majority of these responses are due to house fires.

How to avoid the flu this winter season

February 08, 2013 - The following are a few tips that you can use to keep your family safe and flu-free for the remainder of the season.

Canadian Red Cross delivers aid to families in Thunder Bay

February 06, 2013 - The damage in Thunder Bay has resulted in one of the largest Red Cross responses in Ontario in more than a decade, as the organization mobilizes to assist families affected by the incident.

Does your family have a plan for the first 72 hours after a disaster?

January 22, 2013 - Natural disasters and emergencies can strike at any time, but if one occurred tomorrow, would your family be prepared for the next 72 hours?

Tipi of Courage helps improve HIV/AIDS awareness among Aboriginal communities

December 31, 2012 - With the Tipi of Courage, the Canadian Red Cross strives to put an end to the ignorance and inaccurate information surrounding HIV/AIDS.

What would you do if your car broke down during a snowstorm?

November 02, 2012 - When it comes to successfully overcoming the obstacles of an emergency situation, preparation is the key to tackling problems as they emerge.

Red Cross comes to the aid of residents displaced by Edmonton fire

September 21, 2012 - More than 30 people were forced to evacuate from an apartment building in west Edmonton, Alberta, after a fire broke out on September 2.

Community Projects Fund restores morale following northern Alberta wildfires

August 29, 2012 - The massive wildfires that swept through central and northern Alberta in 2011 left a path of destruction in their wake, decimating the town of Slave Lake and forcing approximately 7,000 people to abandon their homes and seek shelter in safer areas.

Residents of Alberta remember 1987 tornado

August 13, 2012 - When dark skies turn to hail, torrential rains and, ultimately, a tornado, the experience can stick in the minds of community members for years.

How to develop a family emergency plan

August 03, 2012 - When disaster strikes, preparedness can do much to mitigate the effects of severe weather, hurricanes or other emergencies, like a house fire.