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Types of disasters Warning Systems Actions to take. Emergency Kits Communications Plan Insurance. BE PREPARED. September 2011. 2. CITY OF EDMONTON EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE.

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be prepared
Types of disasters

Warning Systems

Actions to take

Emergency Kits

Communications Plan

Insurance

BE PREPARED

September 2011

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city of edmonton emergency operations centre
CITY OF EDMONTONEMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE

City of Edmonton Emergency Operation Centre is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to co-ordinate the City’s emergency response to a disaster.

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natural disasters
NATURAL DISASTERS

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local history selected incidents

1992

-

93

;

T

hree

hailstorms costing

1942 Blizzard;

over 60 million

49.53 cm snow

2009 H1N1 Flu: 93 cases Edmonton area

1979 Pipeline

1903 Great

Rupture; 17,000

Prairie Blizzard

evacuated

1890

1900

1910

1920

1930

1940

1950

1960

1970

1980

1990

2000

2010

2011

2001 Canada Day

1892 Smallpox;

Civil Disorder; 37

1965 Bomb; 2

travel

arrests

U.S. jets

restrictions

destroyed, 1 dead

1918 Spanish

1987 Tornado;

Flu;

262 Dead

27 dead, 600

injured

LOCAL HISTORY(Selected Incidents)

2011 Slave Lake Fire

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be aware
BE AWARE
  • Be aware of the potential hazards in your community
  • Learn the Warning Systems in your area:

http://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/

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emergency guide
EMERGENCY GUIDE
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Chinese
  • Vietnamese
  • Arabic

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dial before you dig
DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG

ALBERTA 1-CALL

is the free and easy way to avoid damaging gas, electric and other utility lines that could be buried

as close as a few inches underground.

Call at least two working days before digging in your yard:

1-800-242-3447

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evacuation
EVACUATION
  • Listen to the local radio or TV and follow instructions.
  • Shut off utilities if instructed to do so.
  • Take your evacuation kit.
  • Ensure your pets are cared for.
  • Lock up your home.
  • Register at the Reception Centre.

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shelter in place
SHELTER-IN-PLACE
  • Go inside.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Turn off furnace and exhaust fans.
  • Listen to the local radio or TV for further instructions. Keep phone lines free.
  • If odour is strong, seal an inside room with wet towels at the base of the door.
  • Breathe through a damp towel to filter air.

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summer storms
SUMMER STORMS
  • Summer storms can bring heavy rain, high winds, hail, intense lightning and even

tornadoes, all of which can damage property and threaten lives.

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winter storms
WINTER STORMS
  • Winter storms bring the dangers of high winds, extremely low temperatures and heavy snowfall or freezing rain. If caught in a blizzard, seek shelter and wait out the storm.

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flash floods
FLASH FLOODS
  • Caused by rainfall intensity and duration.
  • Go to higher ground.
  • Listen to the local radio.
  • Avoid already flooded areas and fast flowing water.

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influenza outbreak
INFLUENZA OUTBREAK
  • Wash hands often.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues. Cough into your sleeve.
  • Stay away from others as much as possible when sick.
  • Stay home from work and school if you

become sick.

  • Get an annual flu shot.
  • Get plenty of rest and strive to stay healthy with proper nutrition and exercise.

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natural gas
NATURAL GAS
  • Leave immediately if you smell natural gas inside a building.
  • Call 911 or ATCO Gas using a neighbour’s phone.
  • ATCO GAS 24-hour Emergency Services
  • 1-780-420-5585 Edmonton & Area
  • 1-800-511-3447 All other areas

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electricity
ELECTRICITY

To report a downed power line in Edmonton call 780-412-4500 immediately with the exact location of the line.

  • Always assume that downed lines are energized. Keep back a minimum of 10 metres (33 feet) from the wires or anything in contact with the wires.
  • Warn others in the area of the danger.

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emergency kits
EMERGENCY KITS

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home emergency kit
Ready-to-eat and high-energy foods for 3 days

Manual can opener

Bottled water

Extra prescription medications

Baby supplies, special needs items

Lanterns, flashlights, lightsticks

Battery-operated radios, batteries

Alternate heat sources

Extra warm clothing and blankets

Cash

First aid kit

HOME EMERGENCY KIT

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travel emergency kit
Flashlight

Flares or reflective triangle

First aid kit

Basic tools including a shovel

Extra clothing including hats and gloves

Booster cables

Sand or kitty litter

Ice scraper and brush

Blanket

Non-perishable high energy food

Water

Small candle in a tin can, waterproof matches

TRAVEL EMERGENCY KIT

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pet emergency kit
PET EMERGENCY KIT
  • Food and water for three days
  • Disposable litter trays
  • Litter or paper towels
  • Feeding dishes
  • Extra leash
  • Pet’s blanket
  • Photo of your pet

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insurance
INSURANCE
  • Home insurance
  • Tenant insurance
  • Student insurance for living in residence

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Prepared by the City of Edmonton, Office of Emergency Preparedness in conjunction with ATCO Gas

www.edmonton.ca/oep

www.facebook.com/EdmontonPrepare

www.twitter.com/EdmontonPrepare

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