Emergency Planning

Being prepared for an emergency starts with you and your family.

Owen Sound has an Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC) who can be reached at 519-376-4440 ext. 1249.

In an emergency, the City of Owen Sound uses our social media platforms (website, Facebook, Twitter) and local radio stations (including Bayshore Broadcasting and 92.3 The Dock) to issue information to the public. We will also use the Owen Sound Sun Times and other local media. Subscribe to twitter weather alerts at canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change or report severe weather to #ONStorm

For a list of current emergencies, visit https://www.ontario.ca/alert.  

 Emergency Preparedness Week 2022

Emergency Preparedness Week is a Canada-wide annual event that takes place the first full week of May. The campaign is aimed at increasing awareness of individual and family preparedness across Canada. 

The national theme for this year’s Emergency Preparedness week is “Emergency Preparedness: Be Ready for Anything”. Be sure to follow us on social media for more tips to stay safe during all types of emergencies! 

Remember emergencies don’t happen when you expect them to: 

Step 1 - Make a Plan

Learn about different emergencies and how to be prepared. It only takes a few minutes for your family to prepare an emergency plan. Having a plan in place will save time and make real situations less stressful. 

Step 2 - Build a Kit

An emergency kit will help you and your family stay safe until emergency responders can reach you. Personalize your kit to suit the needs of you and your family. 

Step 3 – Be Informed

Stay tuned to local news channels during an emergency. Be sure to include a portable, battery–operated radio in your emergency kit in the event of a power outage. Learn more about Ontario’s hazards so you can be prepared for them and know how to protect yourself.

Be Prepared for an Emergency

Be ready for an emergency:

City of Owen Sound Emergency Plan

View the Owen Sound Emergency Response Plan

Grey County Emergency Preparedness

View the Grey County Emergency preparedness information

Other Emergency Preparedness Resources

Use the following emergency preparedness resources to help you plan for an emergency:

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