Step 3: Be Informed
STEP 3: BE INFORMED
There are two main ways that you can be informed about emergencies: sign up for Ontario’s emergency alerts, and learn more about the hazards you can face and how you can be prepared for them.
During an emergency, you should stay tuned to local news channels. Be sure to have a portable, battery-operated or crank radio in your survival kit in case of power outages.
Ontario’s three types of alerts—Red Alerts, Emergency Information Advisories and Tornado Warnings—quickly deliver information on threats or emergencies that have occurred via email, text message, RSS feed, and other channels. They usually include information on how to keep you and your family safe. You just have to sign up.
Different hazards require a different approach for being prepared and knowing how to protect yourself and your family. Learn more about Ontario’s hazards, so you can better prepare for them and know what to do to protect yourself.