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Be ready for flooding checklist

Research shows that only 6% of Canadians are aware of the flood risks in their area. However, there are simple things every homeowner can do to prepare themselves for flooding this season. Be ready for flooding with this checklist.
 

Do you know the cold, hard facts about winter safety ?

While winter is a beautiful season in Canada, the extreme cold weather and heavy snowfall creates a variety of risks. Are you prepared for emergencies this winter ? Test your winter safety knowledge with this quiz.

Snow day activities to entertain the whole family

With all this unruly winter weather lately, it is important to limit travel as much as possible. If you are snowed in all is not lost. Here are some fun snow day activates to prevent any stir craziness.

What can we do to better prepare communities for floods?

Floods are one of the most common and costly disasters. However, even though flooding is common throughout Canada, most homeowners are unaware of the risk. In 2018, Partners for Action partnered with Canadian Red Cross to develop a project designed to inform Canadians about the risks and create more resilient communities.

Great for humans, not great for homes: Sudden rise in winter temperature increases flooding risk

With recent extreme cold weather, it is very natural to feel a sense of relief when you see temperatures rising. Great for our human bodies not meant to be in -20 degree temperature for more than 10 minutes without risking frostbite, but not so great for other risks such as flooding and ice strength.

With disasters on the rise, how can we plan for a safer year?

As disasters become more common across Canada, Canadian Red Cross President and CEO Conrad SauvĂ© shares how we can learn from 2018 to plan for 2019. 
 

How to make an emergency kit for your car

With winter in full force now, many of us have been reminded of just how important it is to be prepared for rough weather. A great way to be prepared is to have an emergency kit ready to go in your car. Here are some items to include, let us know what you put in yours. 

Generator safety at home

A portable generator that you can use at home when the power is out is definitely convenient. However, it’s very important to make sure that you’re using your portable generator safely. Here are a few safety considerations to keep in mind.
 

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