Disasters such as flooding can have devastating and long-term consequences.
The first point of contact in any emergency is always your local municipal government.
They will make the decision to ask for provincial support if the event is beyond local capacity.
Emergencies can occur at any time. In an emergency, response agencies focus their efforts first where the need is greatest. That is why individual emergency preparedness is so important.
It only takes three simple steps to become better prepared to face an emergency:
- Know the risks
- Make a plan
- Get or prepare an emergency kit
Your emergency kit should be easily accessible so you can respond quickly when an emergency is happening in your area.
There are two ways to receive emergency alerts on your cell phone:
Download the SaskAlert app for your IOS and Android devices to get information about critical events right to your fingertips.
Emergency alerts answer the important questions like:
- what is going on;
- where it is happening; and
- what you need to do to keep you and your family safe.
For more information, visit saskalert.ca.
National Public Alerting System
The Alert Ready program also sends life-threatening emergency alerts to cell phones and wireless devices that are compatible with Wireless Public Alerting (WPA).
For more information, visit the Alert Ready website.