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How to Prepare for Emergencies Important Information for Seniors Today’s Agenda Anytime, Anywhere York Region’s Top 5 Two Scenarios Staying Put Time to Go Research Findings For Further Information Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere Pine Lake, AB tornado 2000

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How to Prepare for Emergencies

Important Information

forSeniors


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Today’s Agenda

  • Anytime, Anywhere

  • York Region’s Top 5

  • Two Scenarios

  • Staying Put

  • Time to Go

  • Research Findings

  • For Further Information


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Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere

Pine Lake, AB

tornado 2000

Okanagan, BC Forest Fire2003

Hurricane Juan, NS 2003

Peterborough, ON

Quebec/Ontario Ice Storm 1998Flood, 2004


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What is an Emergency?

“A situation or an impending situation that constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in:

  • serious harm to persons or

  • substantial damage to property…


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Definition (cont.)

…and that is caused by:

  • The force of nature,

  • A disease or other health risk,

  • An accident, or

  • An act, either intentional or otherwise.”

    Ontario Emergency Management & Civil Protection Act


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Forces of Nature


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Disease or health risk


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An accident


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An act, either intentional or otherwise


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York Region’s Top 5 Threats

1. Widespread, epidemic disease in humans


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York Region’s Top 5 Threats (cont.)

2. Widespread, multi-day power outages from severe winter storms


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York Region’s Top 5 Threats (cont.)

3. Slow onset floods from heavy sustained rainfall


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York Region’s Top 5 Threats (cont.)

4. Widespread property damage from severe summer storms


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York Region’s Top 5 Threats (cont.)

5. Transportation-Hazardous materials incidents


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2 Possible Emergency Scenarios

You may be instructed to:

  • Stay (shelter in place)

  • Leave (evacuate)

    Prepare for both!


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Staying Put (Shelter in Place)

Prepare to shelter in place by storing:

  • Water

  • Food

  • First aid supplies

  • Medications

  • Tools and supplies


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Shelter in Place

1. Three days worth of water

4 litres per person

per day X 3 days


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Shelter in Place (cont.)

2. Three days worth of food per person

Don’t forget your pets!


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Shelter in Place (cont.)

3. First aid supplies


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Shelter in Place (cont.)

4. Medications

Keep extra prescription

& non-prescription

medications on hand


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Shelter in Place (cont.)

5. Tools and supplies


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Time to go!(Evacuate)

a) Prepare to evacuate by assembling a

“Go bag” in advance


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What you will need

Your Go Bag contents:

1. Water (2 litres/person/day x 3 days)

2. Food – nutritious snacks

3. Health care items


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Go Bag (cont.)

4. Photocopies of important family documents

5. Other supplies


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Want to Buy a Go Bag?

  • Canadian Red Cross

    (www.redcross.ca)

    Also available at Region of York

    Red Cross branch

  • St. John Ambulance

    (www.sja.ca)

    Also available at Zeller’s, Canadian Tire


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Time to go!(Evacuate)

2. Think through your communication plan

  • Who will you call if you need help?

  • Who will be your out-of-area contact?

  • Where is your pre-arranged meeting place?

  • What other important numbers would you need?


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Time to go!(Evacuate)

3. Plan for your pets

  • If you have

    to evacuate

    bring pets

    with you


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Plan for Your Pets (cont.)

Pets, other than service animals, are not allowed in public reception centres or some hotels

Some Options:

  • Pre-arrange with family or friends

  • Identify “pet-friendly” hotels, boarding facilities


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Plan for Your Pets (cont.)

Assemble a Pet Emergency Kit

  • Medications

  • Medical & vaccine records

  • Vet contact information

  • Leash/harness

  • Carrier

  • Photo of pet

  • Food for 3 days

  • Water

  • Bowls

  • Cat litter & pan

  • Pet bed


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Seniors & Emergencies: Key Research Findings

1. Seniors have manystrengths,abilities & experiences to draw upon to help themselves and others in disasters.


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Seniors & Emergencies: Key Research Findings (cont.)

2. Physical challenges associated with agingcan put seniors at higher risk during emergencies

  • Mobility challenges

  • Chronic illnesses

  • Sensory decline


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Seniors & Emergencies: Key Research Findings (cont.)

3. Support networks with neighbours, community groups, friends and family are vital for your safety in an emergency

  • 2003 European heat wave

  • Isolation, communication


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Seniors & Emergencies: Key Research Findings (cont.)

4. If you need prescription medications:

a) List of medications,

conditions, & doctors’

contact information in wallet

(with a copy in Grab & Go bag)

b) Extra medication

on hand. Bring your meds

if you have to evacuate

(monitor expiry dates)


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In Summary…

Emergencies will happen.

By planning ahead

& taking time to prepare

seniors can significantly

increase our resilience

to emergencies

& disasters


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Where to Get Further Information

1. York Region Emergency Preparedness Guide

1-877-464-9675

www.york.ca


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Where to Get Further Information

2.Public Safety Canada

Your Emergency

Preparedness Guide

1 800 O-CANADA

(1 800 622-6232)

www.getprepared.ca


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Where to Get Further Information

3. Emergency Management Ontario

Emergency Preparedness

Guide

1-877-314-3723

www.ontario.ca/emo


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