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It is Emergency Preparedness Week in HRM

By Caitlin Snow May 6, 2024 | 6:00 AM

The city wants to help you be prepared for an emergency event such as last year’s flood and wildfires.

HRM says to:

  • Know your risks – those who live on a coastline, floodplain or area prone to wildfire should plan accordingly.
  • Be prepared – have an emergency kit, sign up for hfxALERT, know your contacts, where to find important information (like insurance documents) and understand support services, such as comfort centres, during emergencies.
  • Get involved – consider volunteering with the Joint Emergency Management Team, which is activated during emergencies and provides support year-round through community emergency preparedness.

To test your awareness, the city is running a contest.

If you take the quiz, you could win an emergency kit valued at $50, or a flood kit valued at $100.

The draw will be the week of May 13.