How prepared are we?

April 28, 2016   ·   0 Comments

NEXT WEEK is Emergency Preparedness Week and as you might see elsewhere in this issue, Dufferin County is co-operating with the Canadian Red Cross and Erika Longman Consulting in scheduling seminars – four next week and another on May 11.

Three of the five seminars or workshops are on the same theme, “Personal Preparedness,” and presumably will assist Dufferinites in dealing with any repetition of the severe tornadoes such as the one on May 31, 1985, that swept across Dufferin and Simcoe, causing several deaths as well as enormous property loss.

Steve Murphy, Community Emergency Management Coordinator in Dufferin Community Services, says the workshops are designed “to help you prepare for the next big storm.”

We suspect that not too many residents know all that much about how to prepare for the worst weather we can expect, some evidence lying in the fact that the power outages from the recent ice storm caught many of us without the emergency generators that would have saved a lot of food and made life much more bearable.

Space is limited, so register ASAP.

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