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Evacuation Preparedness

 
With summer fast approaching, Harvard Western Insurance would like to remind all of our clients about the increased risk of wildfires. It may seem unlikely for a wildfire to impact your life, but droughts in recent years have left grasslands and forests dry and vulnerable to out-of-control fires. As the recent events in Fort McMurray have tragically highlighted, having an emergency evacuation plan in place is absolutely essential.

TAKE THE TIME TO CREATE AN EMERGENCY PLAN FOR YOUR FAMILY.

In the unfortunate event of a wildfire-forced evacuation you may not have much time to plan or pack. Having a quick checklist of essential items to take is a good plan.

Evacuation checklist items should include: The Canadian Red Cross has also released the Be Ready App, available on the App Store and Google Play. It provides alerts about weather conditions and emergency situations, as well as tips for emergency planning. Learn more at
www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/emergencies-and-disaters-in-canada/be-ready-app

For more information about wildfires and evacuation planning, please visit www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/hzd/wldfrs-en.aspx.