As we age, we can be more vulnerable during natural disasters like blizzards and power outages. It is important to have a plan and be ready for an emergency.
Make a list of emergency contacts (hardcopy & on your cell phone). Give someone a copy of the list and a house key. Keep family/friends/neighbours informed if you are away.
Gather supplies such as food, water, clothing, medication, batteries, chargers, flashlights/candles etc and put in a disaster kit (remember it should be light)
If possible have a supply of extra non-perishable food supplies in the house that will last for at least 72 hours in case you can’t get out.
For more information check out the Government of Canada Department of Public Safety website: