In an emergency situation or during a disaster, you are responsible for carrying out the first steps that will keep you and your family safe, and safeguard your belongings.
You are primarily responsible for your own safety!
What Can You Do?
- Find out about disaster risks in your area by contacting your municipality or by looking it up on the Internet. Get to know what steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones.
- Prepare your Family Safety Plan.
- Always have an emergency kit in your home. Your kit should contain enough material, food and water to provide for your basic needs during the first 3 days of an emergency situation. You can bring it with you if you must evacuate your home.
- Make sure your belongings are properly insured.
Did You Know?
Did you know that over 2500 homes, located in 40 municipalities on the banks of Rivière Richelieu and Lac Champlain, were flooded in the spring of 2011, during the spring floods in the Montérégie region? The disaster, which lasted 69 days, required the evacuation of over 1500 citizens.