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ARE YOU PREPARED?

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Earthquake Damage

No matter how well your community has planned their disaster response, in a large-scale event resources may quickly become overwhelmed. To ensure the safety and well-being of you and your family, you should prepare now to take care of your own basic needs for at least the first 72 hours following a disaster.

The Emergency Management BC (EMBC) website contains a comprehensive directory of current information to assist you in your hazard preparedness, as well as providing suggestions for precautionary measures you can take to help minimize the effects of specific hazards in your area.

As well as reading the information contained in these sites and practicing the procedures, it is advisable that a copy of each be printed and placed in your emergency grab-and-go kit. In the event of a disaster, connection to the Internet could be limited or cut off completely, and this information may not be accessible.

Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program

The Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) has prepared a guide to assist communities in developing Neighbourhood Programs. Bringing personal and family preparedness to the next level, the neighbourhood, helps to ensure greater overall community preparedness. The full package of material is available through the Justice Institute of BC, Emergency management Division at http://www.myemresources.com/memr/em932---nepp

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