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Emergency Planning

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Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. They can be caused by severe weather, infectious diseases, industrial accidents or spills, or by intentional acts. The very nature of an emergency is unpredictable and can change in scope and impact.

When an emergency happens it can threaten public safety, the environment, property, the economy; critical infrastructure such as transportation and telecommunications; and the health of the public. An emergency can also affect a person’s ability to access health care services and the health care system’s ability to respond to the situation.

Being prepared and planning ahead is critical to protecting public safety. Planning and preparedness is also important for safeguarding the public health care system in Ontario.

Many resources are available to help you and your family prepare for an emergency on the Emergency Management Ontario web-site.