General Topics and Information - Central East

Site: No Physical Location

Service: Emergency Preparedness

Record #: CWD2909
Last Modified: 29 May 2024
Last Full Update: 21 Feb 2023


Description (Service) The following websites provide information about how to be better prepared for emergencies in your area, and in general terms.

Bruce CountyGrey CountyHaliburton CountyHuron CountyKawartha LakesMuskoka DistrictNorthumberland County Parry Sound DistrictPeterborough CountyPerth CountySimcoe CountyOntarioCanada
  • Get Prepared Canada
  • Alert Ready Emergency Alert System -->Alert Ready is a system that allows Canadian government officials at the federal, provincial and municipal level to issue all types of public safety messages. Media companies, including television, radio stations & websites access the alerts and relay them to their consumers. Also provides information on emergency preparedness.
Advise callers on the following key points:

Know the risks:
The main risks that the public should prepare for are:
  • Flooding and dam failures
  • Hazardous materials spills
  • Severe Storms - including tornadoes
  • Power Outages
  • Public health emergencies
  • Resource shortages
More risk information can be found at:

Make a plan:
Encourage people to take the time to think about how they will react in an emergency, i.e.:
  • Things they may need - ID, insurance documents, family photos, keys, medication, cell phone, money, wallet, purse, clothing for a couple days. etc
  • Where will they go? - Family, hotels, evacuations centres
  • What about their pets? Pets are not allowed in evacuation centres
  • What about elderly or disabled family members?
For information on preparing for an emergency, direct callers to the following site:

For information on emergency preparedness for people with disabilities or special needs:

Get a kit:
Encourage callers to develop 72 hour kits that are left by the front door allowing them to grab it and go should they have to evacuate in the middle of the night.

If callers are looking for information on the following direct to appropriate websites:

Service Details

Hours n/a
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County ; Haliburton County ; Huron County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Muskoka District ; Northumberland County ; Parry Sound District ; Perth County ; Peterborough (County of) ; Simcoe County
Eligibility n/a
Application n/a
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Address & Map
Coordinates: 44.6073644, -79.4190960
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