Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Stresses Emergency Preparadness, Says People Need to Be Ready

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Stresses Emergency Preparadness, Says People Need to Be Ready

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Saskatoon stresses emergency prepardeness

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SASKATOON - Recent natural disasters such as the flooding in eastern Canada and the forest fires in northern Alberta is giving emergency preparedness week a renewed importance in Saskatchewan.

The City of Saskatoon is using the week as an education tool for residents, advising them to have enough supplies on hand for 72 hours during storms and extended power outages.

Eron McCormick, Saskatoon's emergency measures co-ordinator, said most people wait for an emergency or an incident to happen before they plan for that event.

McCormick recommends stocking non-perishable foods, a manual can opener, batteries and flashlights as basic items to deal with an extended period of being stuck in your home without electricity. …

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