Continued high temperatures put many vulnerable populations at risk of heat-related illnesses, including the elderly, infants and young children, pregnant women, people with chronic illness and people experiencing homelessness. Residents are encouraged to check on neighbours and loved ones who may be unable to leave their homes or whose judgement may be impaired.
Emergency Preparedness Week is coming up, May 1 to 7, 2022. During Emergency Preparedness week, the RDN Emergency Services Department will be offering a series of informative webinars, hosted on Zoom, to help residents become as prepared as possible. Plus, they will be launching their “26 Weeks to Emergency Preparedness” on social media, so residents can follow along and take steps each week to get prepared!
We continue to adapt to living and working with the COVID-19 pandemic and while we are doing a great job in adjusting to these new challenges, earthquakes, storms, forest fires and other natural disasters continue to occur.
We all need to be prepared and one of the ways is to practice how to be safe during an earthquake. The 2021 ShakeOut drill is set for October 21 at 10.21 am.