Emergency Management and Safety Resources

When it comes to flood preparedness, all of us have a part to play. Know the steps you need to take to be prepared.

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Flood Preparedness Tips

1 Know the Risks
Be aware of the types of hazards that might affect your home and the kinds of emergencies that might impact your family. LEARN MORE.
2 Make a Plan
Having an emergency plan will save time and make real situations less stressful. The Government of Canada has excellent emergency planning resources for all hazards, including flooding. LEARN MORE.
3 Get a Kit
In an emergency, you will need basic supplies, and should be prepared to be self-sufficient for 72 hours. Get Prepared Canada offers a useful guide to preparing a family emergency kit. LEARN MORE.
4 Talk to Your Insurance Provider
Overland flood insurance is not a standard offering on most policies. Talk to your representative to confirm your coverage and options. LEARN MORE.
5 Protect Your Home
There may be steps you can take to make your property less vulnerable to the effects of flooding, such as installing backflow preventers and keeping valuables on upper floors. LEARN MORE.


Find out now at trca.ca/FVC, and check out our digital handbooks for resources, safety tips, and information on who to call during a flood.

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Municipal Flood Resources

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) works with municipal partners within its jurisdiction to protect lives and property by reducing the impact of flooding. TRCA also works to educate the public about flood risk and what actions to take during flood events.

Floods: Before, During, and After


Protecting Yourself and Your Home


Emergency Planning Resources


Information About Flood Insurance and Assistance


Weather Resources


Greater Toronto Area Conservation Authorities

To find your conservation authority, visit findmyca.ca .


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