The Cottages lie within an Earthquake Zone
Your EPC Committee suggests that Cottages prepare themselves wih an ‘Earthquake Kit’ appropriate for their circumstance and family size. Cottagers should be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.
The Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) has been been researching readily available Earthquake Kits for residents to purchase, if interested. Several types available: Basic, Deluxe and Group. The following websites provide a range of options:
Disaster Supply Kits
- First Aid Kit and essential medications
- Supply of non-perishable for each person for 3 days
- Protective clothing; rainwear, and bedding or sleeping bags
- At least 3 gallonss of water per person
- Battery-pwered radio, flashlight and extra batteries
- Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members
- Keep essentials such as a flashlight, sturdy shoes, etc. in the visinity of your bedroom
- Extra keys for your car and house
- Some cash in $10 or smaller bills
- A copy of your emergency contacts
- Basic tools, including a hammer, screw driver, gloves, pocket knife
- Toiletries, including hand sanitizer
- Toilet paper
- Duct tape
- Water purifying tablets or household chlorine bleach
- Candles and matches, stored in re-sealable bags, along with container for the candles to burn in
- Emergency Kits – can be purchased from the Canadian Red Cross, and other sources listed above
Vehicle Disaster Supply Kits
- Small shovel
- Scraper and snow brush
- Warning light or road flares
- Windshield washer fluid
- Fire Extinguisher
- Road maps
- Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
- Tow rope and jumper cables
Emergencies can happen at any time and without warning.
With a little preparation, you can respond quickly to help yourself and others.
Understand the risks in your area, create a household Emergency Plan and build an Emergency Kit.