Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Guide From Toronto Hydro to Help Us Prepare For An Emergency

Toronto Hydro
As parents, we’re responsible for the health and safety of our family. Part of this responsibility includes making sure we can care for our family, and are prepared to face challenges. In times of emergency it is always better to be prepared. I know how important this is especially during the winter, and after going through the 2013 ice storm experience and having to live through 5 days without power.
Essential utilities such as electricity should not be taken for granted. This became a reality for us after experiencing the ice storm, and it also changed our lifestyle. Now we take precautions and this Emergency Preparedness Guide from Toronto Hydro has a checklist that helps us make sure we have the essential items we need.

This guide from Toronto Hydro focuses on helping families prepare for the worst; it has a checklist of essential items, important numbers to note, games to play in the dark to keep children occupied, and even some tips for our furry friends. The Toronto Hydro Emergency Preparedness Guide can be downloaded from its website here. 

This emergency preparedness guide helps families prepare in the event of an emergency, like an extended power outage.

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31 comments:

  1. These are good tips to know!

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  2. Great idea from Toronto Hydro make a checklist for emergencies. I suspect that a lot of people were caught out during the ice-storm.

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  3. This is an important message as I know we were caught without power a few winters ago for almost 3 days.

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  4. After our first power outage when we moved to Canada we now have the items to survive

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  5. it is always better to be prepared and this is a good guide to use; the important
    numbers would be very handy.

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  6. This is a good reminder to us all to take measures to prepare for an emergency as we take life for granted at times!

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  7. This is a good reminder, I know I never think about these things until there is an emergency :/

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  8. Great tips! We are very conscious of emergency supplies here in Victoria because of the earthquake danger!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  9. These are really good tips for everyone

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  10. These are all great tips and everyone should be prepared!!

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  11. I think that this is marvellous, everyone can use a check-list like this one.

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  12. I am ready. Thanks for the reminder to be prepared.

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  13. Its always good to have a list of things we might need. These are great tips

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  14. We have a preparation box too. Never hurts to be ready.

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  15. Great Idea, I should hurry it up and gather my goodies ;)

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  16. Always better to be safe than sorry. Thanks for pointing out a good guide!

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  17. We try to be as prepared as we can. Will have to check out this guide and see if there are any suggestions that would be helpful. (Judy Cowan)

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  18. This is a great checklist~ I like that is accessible for those who may need it. Definitely pinning the list.

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  19. Great checklist and reminder to be prepared! With life being so busy in the big city, it is good to have these reminders!

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  20. I have a package ready, such a good idea.

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  21. We are always prepared. We even have a a generator.
    (Debbie W)

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  22. great tips and always a good reminder

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  23. Any family could face a disaster of some kind at any time so it is important to stay prepared.

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  24. It's good to be prepared, we had a few days in early winter without power. I used up all my candles.

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  25. This is great, it is very important to be prepared, winter or summer.

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  26. Ah the memories of that horrible ice storm... so grateful for these lists! Thank you for sharing, we will be as prepared as one can be.

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  27. Great idea. We need to ready for storms all year round. I have survive a Ice storm and Hurricane Igor.
    Florence C

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  28. Thank you for the list of emergency supplies to have in the event of a disaster.We don't have many catastrophes here in Canada that others have so we tend to forget how bad it can be.We survived the ice storm and that was a good reminder too of just how powerful mother nature can vent her fury on us!

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  29. there are some very good tips here. we had a couple of nasty days but luckily no power outages

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