May 7 marks the start of Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada and that has officials urging the public to always be ready in the event of disaster.
“Whether it’s wildfire or flooding or earthquake or tsunami, being prepared is a must for any person, any household in British Columbia and that means having a household plan and emergency plan,” said Bowinn Ma, B.C.’s Minister of Emergency Management.
Ma made the comments on Monday as she briefed the public on the current flood and wildfire situation in B.C.
She urged British Columbians to ensure they have a grab and go bag ready in the event they have to flee their homes.
“(A) grab-and-go bag is a bag that you’re able to grab on short notice as you’re heading out the door during an evacuation order when the evacuation order comes in,” Ma said.
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