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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. 3223.

In an emergency, the City of Owen Sound uses our social media platforms (website, Facebook, Twitter) and local radio stations (including Bayshore Broadcasting and Bounce Radio 92.3) 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

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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 ready for an emergency:

Winter Car Kit

Items to include in your Emergency Car Kit:

•          Food that won't spoil, such as energy bars

•          Water in plastic bottles so they won't break if frozen (change every six months)

•          Blanket

•          Extra clothing and shoes

•          First aid kit - with seatbelt cutter

•          Cell phone charger and/or external battery pack

•          Small shovel, scraper and snow brush

•          Wind-up flashlight

•          Whistle in case you need to attract attention

•          Road maps

Also, keep these inside your trunk

•          Sand, salt, or cat litter (non-clumping)

•          Antifreeze/windshield washer fluid

•          Tow rope

•          Jumper cables

•          Fire extinguisher

•          Warning light or road flares

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