Flooding Preparation: How to Help

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Update: 

Due to flooding in several Quebec and Ontario cities we have updated the resource list below.

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The 2013 floods in Alberta took over a large part of the city I call home and displaced many of my friends and family. Hearing of the flooding in Canada always leaves me with a very heavy heart and I hope you are all staying safe out there.

 

I’ve put together some resources to help ensure you’re prepared if in an at-risk area or if you are looking to provide support and help a neighbour in need.

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Flood Preparedness

It’s important to plan ahead to prepare your home and family if you are located in an area at risk of flooding.

 

Emergency Kit Cheklist

Preparing for Possible Evacuation

Before a flood

During a flood

After a flood

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Pet Preparedness (keep your critters safe!)

 

Online Resources

Below are some government resources in the event of an evacuation or flooding in your area.

 

British Columbia

Emergency Info BC (@EmergencyInfoBC on Twitter)

Affected communities and evacuation orders/alerts/rescinds

PreparedBC (@PreparedBC on Twitter)

Canadian Red Cross BC Flood Response

 

Alberta

Alberta Emergency Alert (@AB_EmergAlert on Twitter)

Alberta Emergency Alerts & Advisories

 

Quebec (*new*)

https://twitter.com/urgencequebec (for flooding updates)

https://geoegl.msp.gouv.qc.ca/adnv2/ (map of flooded areas)

communityshares.ca/floods-2019.html (financial flood relief in the West Island)

 

Ontario (*new*)

https://www.ontario.ca/law-and-safety/flood-forecasting-and-warning-program (flood watch)

 

New Brunswick (*new*)

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/environment/content/flood.html (flood map)

https://twitter.com/canredcrossnb (flood relief)

 

Alert Ready Wireless Public Alerting

Check if you have a WPA-compatible device and keep your eyes and ears open for the Emergency Alert System

Don’t have a compatible device? Download The Weather Network mobile app and turn on notifications for your area.

 

How you can help

Donate online

Canadian Red Cross BC Floods Appeal

 

Text FLOODS to 30333 to donate $10 to the Canadian Red Cross

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Be safe!

You can find many more resources on the internet for flood preparedness and relief efforts and we will do our best to update this post with any changes.

 

Most importantly, stay connected, stay safe, and look out for one another.

 

-Tai

 

Have more tips? Share them in a comment below and we will keep our resource list updated.

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