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Emergency Preparedness Week

Posted by Dave Colvin on Thursday, May 4th, 2017

May 7th – 13th is National Emergency Preparedness Week, a week Perth County and its member municipalities devote to reinforcing the importance of having a plan - for yourself, your family, your pets, your business, your farm, and anyone important to you.

This year Perth County is emphasizing Severe Weather Awareness in the wake of early thunderstorms and wind damage in the area. The season got off to an early start with storms in March, an April 11th tornado in the Thamesford area and wind damage in Perth South and Perth East on April 30th.

"Preparing in advance for the emergencies that can happen here is the best way to ensure you're ready when an emergency arises," says Chief Linda Rockwood who heads up the County’s Paramedic and Emergency Management initiatives. "We encourage everyone to spend a few minutes learning about the risks, developing your emergency plans and being prepared."

Dave Colvin, Perth County’s Emergency Management Coordinator says "It is important to know what can happen here... have a plan and prepare for it. You can’t prevent a tornado but you can know when one can occur, have a plan, and prepare when one threatens."

To learn more about emergency preparedness and download their preparedness materials, visit the Perth County Emergency Management website, follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook.

 
 
 

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