Are You Ready?
Everyone has a role to play in an emergency. Remember to take action to ensure you are prepared to protect yourself, your family and your community during an emergency. Check out some resources and information below on how you can take action to help you and your household prepare for an emergency.
You can also visit getprepared.gc.ca for more details.
Make A Plan. Build A Kit. Stay Informed.
In an emergency, your family may not be together, or you may be asked to evacuate your home. Thinking about what you would do in different situations and preparing a plan with every member of your family is the first step to being prepared.
Your 72 hour emergency survival kit should have everything you and your family would need to be safe and take care of yourselves for at least three days immediately following an emergency.
Alert Ready in Ontario is part of a national service designed to deliver critical and potentially life‑saving emergency alert messages to Canadians. Emergency alerts help to ensure Ontarian’s have the critical information they need in emergencies to take necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families.
Some items that you should include in your 72 hour emergency survival kit include:
- Water (at least 2L per day, per person)
- Canned Food, Granola/Energy Bars, Dried Foods, etc.
- Manual Can Opener
- Crank or Battery Powered Radio (and extra batteries)
- Crank or Battery Powered Flashlight (and extra batteries)
- First Aid Kit
- Extra Keys To Your Car and House
- Cash, including coin and small Bills
- Copy of Your Emergency Plan and Contact Information
- Copies of Important Documentation
- Other relevant items: Medication, Baby Formula, Pet Food, etc.
For a full list of what to include in your emergency kit, visit the Government of Canada's Emergency Preparedness Page.
Emergency Management Ontario (EMO)
Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) is responsible for the development and implementation of emergency management programs throughout Ontario. Comprehensive programs include mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. For more information, please visit Emergency Management Ontario.
CodeRed Alert System
The Township of Perry has now implemented the CodeRED high-speed mass notification system!
The CodeRED Alert System will serve as the backbone of the Township’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and staff. The system sends telephone calls, text messages, emails and posts to social media to keep you informed in the event of an emergency and is also used to provide general information that you need to know on short notice. Click the blue button below to sign-up for CodeRed Alerts today!
There are two types of calls/messages you may receive – Emergency Notifications as well as General Notifications:
1. A CodeRED Emergency message will have a caller ID of 1-866-419-5000.
2. A CodeRED General message will have a caller ID of 1-855-969-4636.
We suggest you program both numbers in your phones as a “new contact” and use “CodeRED Emergency” and “CodeRED General” as the contact names.
Click here for information on your free download.
If your contact information is not in the database, you will not receive alerts in an emergency. If you have any questions or require any assistance signing up – please contact the Municipal Office at 705-636-5941 or view our How-To Guide.
Do you know what do in a tornado, flood or winter storm? Do you have everything you need during a major emergency? This online tool will help you create an Emergency Preparedness Action Plan for your household. Your completed plan will:
- List the specific steps you need to take to get prepared
- Provide tips on hazards that might affect your community
- Include information related to special needs you may have (for example, information for people with disabilities and pet owners
Alert Ready in Ontario is part of a national service designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving emergency alert messages to Canadians.
If your phone is not compatible, you can subscribe to receive emergency alerts by email, SMS texts and social media
You can’t predict an emergency, but you can prepare for one. Take action today!
Make your Emergency Preparedness Action Plan
Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness initiative that has taken place annually since 1996. It is a collaborative event undertaken by provincial and territorial emergency management organizations supporting activities at the local level, in concert with Public Safety Canada and partners. EP Week encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:
- Know the risks
- Make a plan
- Get an emergency kit
Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time. Utilities can be out, roads closed, and crucial supplies unavailable. While local, provincial and federal officials prepare for emergencies, individuals can plan to be prepared at home and at work.
With increased levels of fear and anxiety throughout Canada and the world, it makes sense to prepare for the unexpected. Everyone should be prepared to take care of themselves and their families for up to three days in the event of an emergency or disaster. For example, it could take that long to clear roads due to a severe winter storm.
Visit Emergency Management Ontario for additional information and resources.
Please take a moment to browse the emergency preparedness information provided below:
|Emergency Response Program (Updated in December 2022)|
|Emergency Response Plan (Updated in December 2022)|
|Preparing a Family Emergency Kit|
|Tips on Preparing for a Flood (Before, During, and After)|
|Flood Recovery Guide|
|Guide for Well Owners after a Flood|
To learn more about different emergencies, follow the Ontario Emergency Preparedness Page.
An emergency situation or an evacuation can be a frightening and confusing time. It is important to be educated about the steps you can take to be prepared in the event of an emergency.
Senior citizens being evacuated during emergencies should take with them any other equipment or devices they may need immediately. As a senior, basic items you should keep in an easy-to-reach place may include:
- Assistive devices such as canes, walkers, hearing aids (extra hearing aid batteries), breathing apparatus, etc.
- Prescription eyewear and footwear
- Extra medications and vitamin supplements
- Copies of prescriptions
- Extra dentures (if required) and cleaner
- Personal papers, identification; and
- List of names and telephone numbers (such as family members, doctor, case worker, seniors group contact person, etc.)