Emergency Preparedness (Page 4)

Read blog posts from the Canadian Red Cross to learn more about emergency and disaster preparedness

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Working to make Red Cross responses greener

Around the world, a weather or climate-related disaster occurs every one to two days with millions of people needing life-saving assistance each year. When the Red Cross responds to emergencies and disasters, it's important that we consider the environmental impacts of our work - here's how we're doing that. 

From winter to spring: preparing for the weather transition

It’s a time of year many Canadians look forward to as the weather warms up, leaving behind the thought of heavy snow for another season. But while we look forward to the blossoming of spring, there are a few things to keep in mind that could affect you and your family.
Being prepared means thinking about the possibilities.

10 steps to take before flood season

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Ready for flood season? When temperatures rise, especially quickly after a heavy snowfall, we best be ready for our Canadian thaw. When it rapidly warms up, the risk of flooding increases so you – and your home – should be prepared.

Small window with mounds of snow visible outside

Disaster prep on a budget

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It’s easy to tell people to have a kit ready for a disaster, but that doesn’t mean it’s always simple for people to put them together. Purchasing all the items you need for you and your family to be ready for at least three days can seem expensive – but it is worth it! Here is how to get your kit ready without blowing your budget.

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How a doorstop can be a lifesaver in insecure settings

Sometimes we're asked about how aid workers stay safe. There are many ways that humanitarian organizations like Red Cross work to make sure aid workers have the security needed to do their work, including training them for working in insecure areas. 

20 things to try in 2020

Take a look at this list of things we think you should do – whether to better prepare yourself, for emergency situations, or to help others, tackling this list would make for a great New Year ahead!

Top 10 stories from 2019

As this year comes to an end, we are reviewing the stories that were the most popular in 2019. Take a look at the blog posts that captured readers’ attention this year, from inspiring stories to helpful advice about staying safe. Here are the top 10 stories from our blog in 2019.

Ice Safety: Know when it’s safe to play

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The winter season brings many outdoor group and individual activities. Natural water bodies freeze over and become great recreational spaces for hockey, ice-skating and more. There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice. However, precautions can be taken to reduce the risks.

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