The three North Shore municipalities are prepared for emergencies. We have all hazard emergency plans, including responding to events such as earthquakes, which we will activate if any of our communities are threatened or impacted. NSEMO works closely with the municipalities to develop and maintain these plans and provide training to municipal staff so they are prepared to respond. NSEMO also maintains an Emergency Operations Centre with trained municipal staff that we will activate if there is an emergency. This facility will provide support to the emergency responders responding to the effects of the emergency.
Emergency Preparedness starts with each of us. We all need an emergency plan that includes having supplies at home. If you have no power, do you have supplies in your house that you can use? Do you have family, friends or neighbours that you can help and who can help you? It is important to know your personal support network to help each other.
Learn more about emergency preparedness by signing up for one of our workshops. http://www.nsemo.org/content/sign-workshop.