Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Week - May 5 to 11

Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual event that takes place across Canada May 5 to 11, 2019.

The goal of Emergency Preparedness Week is to help you and your family prepare for emergencies and stay safe in a crisis.

Know the risks

Know the hazards/risks in your area and how to be prepared. In Oakville, it is important to be prepared for:

  • Power outages
  • Extreme weather
  • Floods
  • Freezing rain
  • Hazardous materials incidents

Make a plan

It is important to make a plan before an emergency occurs. A plan can be completed within 15-20 minutes. Make a plan to protect your family in the event of emergency. Plan for special needs so that young children, elderly family members, and persons with disabilities or chronic illnesses are cared for during an emergency. Remember to plan for your pets, and reach out to your neighbours and anyone unable to support themselves during an emergency.

Prepare a kit

Prepare an emergency kit so you and your family are self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. Take our climateXchange emergency preparedness challenge for your chance to win an emergency preparedness prize.

Alert ready

As of April 2018, in addition to television and radio announcements, Alert Ready can now send emergency alerts to your cell phone and other wireless devices. This nationwide system warns you about emergencies in your area so you can take action. Check out Alert Ready to see if your mobile device is compatible.

Get involved in Emergency Preparedness Week

Show us your emergency preparedness by taking a selfie and sharing it with @townofoakville using the hashtags:

  • #Prepareyourselfie
  • #EPWeek2019 
  • #resilientoakville2019

climateXchange Challenge

Take the climateXchange Challenge and build your personal resiliency to our changing climate. Visit the Climate Change page for more information.

What you need to know

During significant events and emergencies, information updates will be posted on the town’s website and social media channels.

Bookmark: http://www.oakville.ca
Follow: @townofoakville
Like: facebook.com/TownofOakville
Subscribe: RSS feeds

Items in an emergency preparedness kit

Items in an emergency preparedness kit

Before an emergency

The town is prepared to respond to emergencies, but only you can prepare yourself, your family and your home.

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Broken ice-covered tree branches

Broken ice-covered tree branches

During an emergency

Emergencies can happen at any time and can be most challenging when there is little or no warning. Being prepared will help you stay safe.

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Flooded road with barricade

Flooded road with barricade

After an emergency

Refill your emergency kits and update your household emergency plan, if needed.

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Man on cell phone

Man on cell phone

Stay informed

During emergencies, information updates will be posted on the town’s website and social media channels.

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Are you ready for the first 72 hours?

Only you can prepare yourself, your family and your home for an emergency. Make your Family Emergency Plan.

Emergencies can happen at any time and can be most challenging when there is little or no warning. Being prepared and knowing what to do in different types of severe weather events and hazards will help you stay safe and reduce the impacts on your health and property.

Types of emergency events and extreme weather

Being prepared and knowing what to do in different types of severe weather events and hazards will help you deal with an emergency situation. Learn more about the most common types that could effect your home or business in Oakville.

Emergency events

We’re ready, too.

The Town of Oakville prepares for emergency situations so we can respond quickly to protect residents and property, keep roads clear and town services running. In the event of an emergency, we’ll keep you informed through our website, RSS feed, Twitter and Facebook.

The Town of Oakville Emergency Plan (pdf) meets the requirements set out by Emergency Management Ontario. This document is available in an alternate format upon request. Visit the accessibility page for contact details.