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Public Service Announcement

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

WHITBY, ON June 20, 2017

The Durham Emergency Management Office (DEMO) reminds residents to be prepared for emergency situations this summer, such as the potential for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. 


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


Emergency preparedness begins at home.


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 emergency 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

Get your copy of the “Are You Ready?” brochure, which contains valuable tips on personal preparedness, by downloading it online at, emailing, calling 1-800-372-1102 ext. 2792, or picking it up in person at the Region of Durham Headquarters (605 Rossland Road East in Whitby).


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.