The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Durham Region reminds residents to be prepared for emergencies this summer

WHITBY, ON June 20, 2016

The Regional Municipality of 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 disaster planning is also essential.

Residents are encouraged to keep their at-home emergency kit 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 updated “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 Regional Municipality of Durham Headquarters at 605 Rossland Rd. E. 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.