As the weather continues to change, it is essential to keep in mind the emergency preparedness changes that come with it. With more rain comes a higher risk of flooding; it is crucial to ask yourself if you are prepared.
It's important to stay alert this time of year for potential weather hazards that may cause damage to you or your property. With the county typically seeing more rain around this time, flooding becomes a potential risk.
Here are some simple steps you can take to be prepared:
- Download the Alberta Rivers: Data and Advisories app for information on local flooding
- Maintain an emergency kit stocked with supplies such as water, food, battery-powered or crank radio and flashlight, extra batteries or Weatheradio
- Store important documents such as passports, birth certificates, banking information and insurance papers in a safe place in an above ground location.
- If you have a vehicle, keep the tank full in case fuel stations lose power or close down.
- Use weather protection sealant around basement windows and the base of ground-level doors.
- Ensure downspout drainage moves water away from the property.
- Have a plan in case of evacuation. Include where your pets will go and how they will get there.