The Regional Municipality of Durham


Public Service Announcement

Region of Durham reminds residents to be prepared for emergencies this winter

WHITBY, ON November 21, 2016

The Durham Emergency Management Office (DEMO) reminds residents to be prepared for emergency situations this winter, such as the potential for severe weather, including winter storms, blizzards, freezing rain, heavy snowfall, extended cold temperatures and wind chills.

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

Emergency preparedness begins at home.

WHY:

Education and preparedness are your best defense 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 keep their at-home and vehicle emergency kits stocked. For more details about what should be included in your kits, or additional information related to personal emergency preparedness, please visit www.durham.ca/demo.

Get your copy of the updated “Are You Ready?” brochure, which contains valuable tips on personal preparedness, by downloading it online at www.durham.ca/demo, emailing demo@durham.ca, calling 1-800-372-1102 ext. 2792, or picking it up in person at The Regional Municipality of Durham Headquarters (605 Rossland Rd. E. in Whitby).

NOTE:

To access updated information and instructions during an emergency, residents are reminded to monitor local media, and official government websites and social media channels.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.