Emergency Preparedness Week 2020
Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is a federal initiative that promotes emergency preparedness across Canada, and this year it runs from May 3-9.
In light of the current pandemic and the very real threat of flooding in areas of Windsor’s east end, this is a good time to remind and encourage all residents to stay informed by signing up for the City of Windsor’s new public alerting system, Windsor Alerts.
During a major crisis such as COVID-19 and severe weather events such as flooding, City of Windsor officials will send event updates, warnings and instructions directly to you on any of your electronic devices. Non-residents working in Windsor are also encouraged to sign up using their work address:
Sign up at www.windsoralerts.ca or call 311.
Knowing our community’s unique risks, being prepared with an emergency plan (that includes Windsor Alerts) and having an emergency kit ready will help to ensure you and your family are prepared. Windsor’s Emergency Preparedness Guide is available online for assistance. We also remind everyone to check your emergency kits and replace any items that may be expiring, such as food or medication.
Learn more about Windsor Alerts, and also stay informed by following @WindsorFire1 and @CityWindsorON on Twitter for ongoing updates throughout the year.
Learn more about Emergency Preparedness Week from Public Safety Canada.