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Introducing the Disaster preparedness calculator app

Are you prepared for a disaster? Not sure? Well, there’s an app for that!

Check out our new disaster preparedness calculator app created with the support of the Red Cross’ leading corporate partner, Walmart.

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Using this Facebook app is easy: just drag and drop the items you already have and the app will calculate how prepared you are according to how many adults, children, and pets are in your home. The calculator will generate a list of items you need to build your own emergency preparedness kit to help you and your family stay safe for 72 hours in the event of a disaster. After reviewing the items to include in your kit, the list can be downloaded to help make shopping for your items easier.

In the event of an emergency or disaster, it could take emergency responders several days to reach your home and there may be certain situations where you are not able to evacuate your home. The Canadian Red Cross encourages Canadians to know the risks in your community and have an emergency preparedness kit that allows you to be self-sufficient for 72 hours.

Check out the app and test how prepared you are for an emergency. The app will also be available as a mobile app in the coming weeks.

When a disaster strikes, Walmart Canada is always among the first to offer assistance, whether it’s during recent Alberta floods or house fires. During the month of August, Walmart stores across the country are raising funds to support the Red Cross. Since 2003, Walmart has contributed $21.5 million dollars to Red Cross disaster response.

For more information on how to identify the risks in your community or to learn more about the emergencies and disasters that commonly affect Canadians visit redcross.ca/ready.

The app was developed by Majestic Media.

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