Monday, May 6, 2013

Emergency Prepardness Week

If an emergency were to happen, would you be prepared?

Information Officer Reagan Breeze with the Kenora District Fire Mutual Aid Association says folks should set up a 72-hour survival kit.

He says that emergency responders may be dealing with other situations before they can get to you.

Breeze recommends having dry goods, water, toiletries and cash.

The Northwestern Health Unit seconds the notion that you can never be too prepared.

Manager of Infectious Diseases Donna Stanley is encouraging folks to update their emergency kit, as a part of Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs from May 5th to 11th.

Stanley says even having a checklist is helpful, so you can grab what you need right away.