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STEP 1 – KNOW THE RISKS/KNOW YOUR REGION

Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to your region can help you prepare yourself better. In addition to natural disasters there are other types of risks such as blackouts, industrial or transportation accidents, and the possibility of acts of terrorism on Canadian soil.

The following list contains natural and other hazards. Check off the risks that are most likely in your community.

□ Blackout

□ Blizzard

□ Drought

□ Earthquake

□ Flood

□ Hazardous materials and spills

□ Hurricane

□ Industrial Accident

□ Infectious disease outbreak

□ Landslide or avalanche

□ Storm

□ Terrorism

□ Tornado

□ Transportation accident

□ Tsunami or storm surge

□ Wildfire

□ Severe weather (heat/cold)

□ Other ________________