Be Prepared – Plan for Emergencies

In your day-to-day living, disasters may seem a distant possibility. Yet natural disasters such as floods or tornadoes, technological or environmental accidents such as chemical spills, or service disruptions such as power failures during the winter can strike any community, including yours, at any time.

Expect the unexpected and plan for it. Knowing what to do when a disaster strikes will help you better control the situation and be in a better position to recover more quickly. Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do before, during and after an emergency.

Norfolk County Emergency Response Plan (NCERP)

On December 12, 2017, Norfolk County Council passed By-Law 2017-126, which updated the Norfolk County Emergency Response Plan.  A copy of that plan is attached for your information:

Norfolk County Emergency Response Plan

Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Management Act of Ontario defines an Emergency as “a situation or an impending situation caused by the forces of nature, an accident, an intentional act or otherwise that constitutes a danger of major proportions to life or property.”

Regardless of the scope or cause of an emergency, a common theme remains: planning and preparing for emergencies can decrease the impact an emergency can have on individuals and communities.