Emergency Preparedness Week 2020

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place during the first full week of May. EP Week is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, and is an opportunity to encourage Canadians to take actions to become better prepared for emergencies — including flooding.

This year, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) wants residents living in flood vulnerable areas to:

  1. Know their risks
  2. Be prepared
  3. Stay informed

Everyone has a role to play in being prepared for a flood. Being prepared means having the knowledge necessary to be better equipped to handle a flood emergency.

To help you with your preparedness efforts during EP Week, check out these updated resources, local to you:

1. Know Your Risk

TRCA has 41 flood-vulnerable clusters located within its watersheds.

2. Be Prepared

When it comes to flood preparedness, everyone has a role to play. You can take steps to prepare.

  1. Know the risks: be aware of the hazards that might affect your home.
  2. Make a plan: visit Get Prepared Canada.
  3. Get a kit: you should be prepared to be self-sufficient for 72 hours.
  4. Talk to your insurance provider: You can learn more from the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
  5. Protect your home: check out the resources offered by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation.

3. Stay Informed

  • Check your local weather online, or on radio or television, before you leave your home.
  • Sign up to receive TRCA flood messages.
  • Check your local municipal and public transit social media links.

Digital flood handbooks available:

Start the conversation online by using #EPWeek2020. Tell your neighbours!

Learn more about TRCA’s Flood Risk Management activities.