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Are you prepared for winter?

Most Canadians do not realize that they have a responsibility for taking care of their basic needs of protecting life and property during the first 72 hours of an emergency.

Prepare now! Insure the well-being of you and your family by preparing a basic emergency survival kit. See the emergency preparedness kit document below to see how you can get more prepared for the unexpected. Visit www.redcross.ca/ready for more information.

Winter Emergency Car Survival Kit

An emergency can happen at any time when you are in your car. Be prepared to help yourself and your family if you are ever stuck in your vehicle for an extended period of time.

The Red Cross recommends that the following items are kept in your vehicle:

– Water, food (non-perishable), blanket, extra clothing and shoes, crank or battery operated flashlight with extra batteries, road maps, road flares, work gloves, windshield washer fluid, jumper cables or battery pack, sand/salt or kitty litter, shovel and ice scraper and de-icer (methyl hydrate).