With the spring rains making a return to Calgary, it is a good time to reacquaint ourselves with the basics about flood preparedness. The 2013 floods were a devastating reminder of power of weather and the havoc it can wreak. They were also a reminder of the importance of being prepared to deal with the consequences of a weather event.
City staff and the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) are working hard to ensure that Calgarians have the best information possible to be prepared in the event of a flood. All Calgarians should take the time to review important emergency preparedness information to determine which steps they need to take in order to be prepared. For example, having an emergency plan and a 72-hour kit ready in the event of a disaster will allow you to remain relatively comfortable while responders can focus on others in need.
Please take the time to visit the City's Flood Preparedness website so that you can learn which steps to take to make sure that you are prepared in the event of flooding or other disasters.
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