Emergency Preparedness

Check list, flashlight, batteries, first aid kit

If an emergency happens in Elgin County it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.

It is quick and easy to become prepared to face a range of emergencies any time anywhere. The basic steps outlines below will help you take care of yourself and your loved ones during an emergency.

During an emergency, weather warnings and, updates about an emergency event or other information relating to an emergency may be broadcast via local Radio and TV stations. It is very important to have a portable battery powered radio and a fresh supply of batteries on hand in case the power goes out. 

Most likely types of emergencies that can occur in Elgin County:

– Snow/ice storms and windstorms             – Transportation accident
– Fire                                                                   – Hazardous materials incident
– Flooding                                                          – Water emergency (quality)
– Fog                                                                   – Drought/extreme temperatures
– Erosion