Lac Ste. Anne County Emergency Preparedness Guide - Page 4

Plan for pets In case of an evacuation, remember that pets are not allowed in some public shelters or hotels because of certain health regulations. Take steps to identify pet-friendly hotels or pet boarding facilities in and out of your local area. In case of an evacuation, be prepared to leave your pets with a relative or friend. What if we have special needs? Establish a personal support network of friends, relatives, health-care providers, co-workers and neighbours who understand your special needs. Write down details about: · · · · · Accommodation needs Insurance information Allergies Medical conditions Emergency contacts · · · · · Medication Family medical history Recent vaccinations Health screenings Surgeries/Mobility Needs Keep a copy of this information in your emergency kit and give a copy to your personal support network. Talk to your doctor about preparing a grab-and-go bag, if possible, with a two-week supply of medication and medical supplies. Include prescriptions and medical documents. Remember that pharmacies may be closed for some time, even after an emergency is over. Neighbourhood safety plan Work with your neighbours to identify people who may need extra help during an emergency. To help make sure everyone is taken care of, assign “block buddies.” In an emergency · · · · · 3. Follow your emergency plan. Get your emergency kit. Make sure you are safe before assisting others. Listen to the radio or television for information from authorities. Local officials may advise you to stay where you are. Follow their instructions. Stay put until all is safe or until you are ordered to evacuate. Call 1-866-880-5722 or visit http://www.lsac.ca/government/ about/news For more information on hazards in Lac Ste. Anne County, contact your municipality’s Emergency Management or the Lac Ste. Anne County Emergency Management Services.