Emergency Preparedness: Knowing Your Community

Have you introduced yourself to your neighbours? Being connected with your community is a predictor of resilience in the event of a disaster or crisis situation.

In a recent survey of Albertans, 90% of respondents said they did not have a community contact list. Neighbours are often the first ones to respond when a situation occurs. Knowing your neighbours makes it easier to ask for and give assistance. Take a step to being more prepared by starting a contact list for people that live in your neighbourhood to ensure that your community remains safe.

For other tips on staying connected with your community, watch this video.

For more preparedness content, tools and resources, visit alberta.ca/beprepared.

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