The Regional Municipality of Durham


Public Service Announcement

Are you ready for springtime flooding?

WHITBY, ON March 12, 2015

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Emergency Management Office (DEMO) reminds residents to be prepared for emergency situations this spring, such as the potential for flooding caused by melting snow or heavy rains.

WHEN:

Emergencies can happen at any time, so it’s important that you and your family are always ready.

WHERE:

Emergencies can happen at any time, so it’s important that you and your family are always ready.

WHY:

Education and preparedness are your best defence for reducing the impact of an emergency situation. The Region and its local area municipalities have emergency plans and programs in place. However, your own disaster planning is also essential.

Residents are encouraged to restock their at-home emergency kit after the winter months. For more details about what should be included in your kit, or additional information related to emergency preparedness, please visit www.durham.ca/demo. To receive a free copy of the “Are You Ready” brochure, which contains valuable tips on personal preparedness, call DEMO at 905-430-2792, or download it at www.durham.ca/demo.

NOTE:

For additional information and resources about local flooding, visit www.durham.ca/demo, under the “Personal Preparedness” area.

To access updated information and instructions during an emergency, residents are reminded to monitor the Regional website and municipal websites, and Facebook and Twitter channels.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.