FOR THE HOME
If you smell gas or suspect a gas leak
Enbridge Gas says to leave the area and call 1-866-SMEL-GAS (1-866-763-5427). This free service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Your water pipes are frozen
Learn how to shut off the water. Stopping the flow of water can minimize the damage to your home. Also Never try to thaw a pipe with an open flame or torch and be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water.
A fire breaks out – from Toronto Fire Services
• Get out quickly and call 9-1-1 from an exterior location
General Disaster Survival Kits
You could someday be in a situation where you have to leave your home because of a temporary evacuation or serious weather condition. A disaster of any kind may interfere with normal supplies of food, heat, electricity and day-to-day necessities. The basics of survival are fresh water, food, clean air, warmth, and information. Keeping those five categories in mind, you should put together an emergency supply kit for your family. Plan for 3 days of supplies for each member of the family. Store items in a knapsack you can easily retrieve.
FOR THE CAR
Suddenly your car doesn’t work and you’re miles from home, or you’ve been in an accident or you’re first at the scene of an accident.Every car needs a proper emergency kit. Store a bit of cash, a flashlight and important phone numbers inside the car. In the trunk, it’s recommended that you have these items:
• Reflecting safety triangles or flares
For a more complete Emergency Preparedness Guide go to:toronto.ca/wes/techservices/oem/pdf/oem_booklet.pdf
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