Be Prepared

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You can help keep your family safe by preparing in advance for an emergency and a potential evacuation alert or order. Develop a household plan, put together your emergency kit, and know what to do if you are asked to evacuate

How to Prepare

Residents and businesses must be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least three days or more following a major emergency such as an earthquake or flood.

Here are four simple steps to better prepare your family to face a range of emergencies:

  • Know the risks: Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region (like what to do in the case of floods, earthquakes, wind storms, and technological or environmental accidents) can help you become better prepared.
  • Subscribe to the SquamishAlert: SquamishAlert is an emergency notification system that enables the District of Squamish to communicate important information quickly in the event of emergencies.
  • Make a plan and practice it:  Every Squamish household needs an emergency plan. Having a plan and practicing it removes some of the ‘unknown’ in an emergency or disaster situation.
  • Get an emergency kit (or a grab-and-go bag): During an emergency, you may need to get by without power or tap water. You will also need some basic supplies. Plan to be on your own for at least three days or more.

During an emergency, you may need to leave your home immediately. A grab-and-go bag will help you through the next 12-24 hours. It should be personalized for each member of your family, including infants.

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