Emergency Preparedness Week
May 7 – 13 is Emergency Preparedness Week and the theme this year is: “Be Prepared. Know Your Risks.” Learn about the risks in your area and what actions you can take to protect yourself and your family. Visit getprepared.gc.ca for more information about how you can prepare for an emergency, including what to put in your emergency kit.
The City of New Westminster’s Emergency Management Office also encourages you to take the time now to prepare for extreme heat, especially with the higher temperatures being forecast in the coming days. Make sure your fan or air conditioner is working, install window coverings to block the sun, and connect with your neighbours so you can support each other. Visit newwestcity.ca/extreme-heat for more resources.