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Preparing for an Emergency

Disasters can occur at any time. Knowing the risks can help you prepare yourself and your family.

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SaskAlert is the Government of Saskatchewan's emergency public alerting program that provides critical information on emergencies in real-time.

Be prepared

Public Safety Canada suggests that in case of an emergency, residents should be prepared to take care of themselves and their families for a minimum of 72 hours, allowing first responders to focus on those in urgent need.

Here is what you can do:

  1. Sign up for public alerts

  2. Know the risks

  3. Make an emergency plan

  4. Have an emergency kit

Build your emergency kit

  • Water — two litres of water per person per day (include small bottles)

  • Foods that won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (replace once per year)

  • Manual can opener

  • Wind-up or battery-powered flashlight (and extra batteries)

  • Wind-up or battery-powered radio (and extra batteries)

  • First aid kit

  • Extra keys for your car and house

  • Cash, travelers’ cheques, and change

  • Important family documents such as identification, insurance, and bank records

  • Emergency plan — include a copy in your kit as well as contact information

  • Two extra litres of water per person per day for cooking and cleaning

  • Candles and matches or lighter (place in sturdy containers and do not burn unattended)

  • Change of clothing and footwear for each household member

  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each household member

  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items

  • Hand sanitizer, toilet paper and garbage bags

  • Prepaid phone card, mobile phone charger

  • Pet food and supplies

  • Infant formula, baby food and supplies

  • Activities for children like books, puzzles, or toys

  • Prescription medications, medical equipment

  • Utensils, plates, and cups

  • Household chlorine bleach or water purifying tablets

  • Basic tools (hammer, pliers, wrench, screwdrivers, work gloves, pocketknife)

  • Small fuel-operated stove and fuel

  • Whistle (to attract attention)

  • Duct tape

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