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Emergency Planning

The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (2006) requires every Ontario municipality and provincial ministry to implement an emergency management program..

Emergencies can strike quickly and without warning. Planning ahead is a community’s best defense. An effective community emergency response is important to ensure the protection of people, property and the environment and the restoration of community services.

The aim of the Trent Lakes Emergency Plan is to protect the safety and welfare of the residents of Trent Lakes from the effects of a natural, technological or human caused emergency.

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Alert Ready

Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio. The Alert Ready system is developed in partnership with federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment and Climate Change Canada, The Weather Network and the broadcasting industry and wireless service providers, to ensure you receive alerts immediately and know when to take action to keep yourself and your family safe.

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Build a Kit

If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. Find out how to build an emergency kit for you and each member of your household with the following links:

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Make a Plan

Below is a link to an online tool that will help you create an Emergency Preparedness Action Plan for your household including any special needs requirements such as senior, people with disabilities or health needs and pets.

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Flooding

Floods are typically caused by river ice jams and excessive unexpected rainfall. A flash flood is the sudden onset of water causing immediate flooding. This event presents a unique danger to life and safety as there is little or no warning that this event will occur.

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Winter Storms

Cold temperatures, snow, ice, blizzard conditions with high winds and dangerous wind chills can all occur, leading to personal injury and possibly deaths. Winter storms kill more Canadians than tornadoes, thunderstorms, lightning, floods and hurricanes combined.