WHAT IS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT?
- Mitigation – managing or removing the things that create a hazard
- Preparedness – being ready for an emergency when it happens
- Response – working to protect life, property and the environment when an emergency occurs
- Recovery – repairing the damage, learning from what happened, and making improvements
HOW CAN I BE READY?
DEVELOP AN EMERGENCY PLAN FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY:
- Discuss and plan what each person will do in various situations.
- Pick two meeting places:
- One meeting place should be near your home or business in case of a local sudden emergency, like a fire.
- A second meeting place should be chosen so that people will meet if they cannot return to your home or business.
- Make sure everyone knows the addresses and phone numbers of your meeting places.
- Arrange for a Family Contact that lives outside of your community. Family members can phone the contact and leave information about where they are. This will help to keep everyone aware of the situation.
- Have your Emergency Kit prepared and store it in a convenient place known to all family members.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLANS & SUPPLIES
MORE RESOURCES TO PREPARE FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF EMERGENCIES
HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHAT’S GOING ON DURING AN EMERGENCY?
HOW CAN I HELP?
- Providing essential services at a reception center during an emergency or disaster. Assisting in radio communication.
- Providing emotional support to people in need following a disaster.
- Identifying potential food, clothing, lodging, pet care, resources, etc.
- Assisting with preparedness or response activities such as sandbagging.
the DFA program helps Manitobans recover by providing financial assistance for uninsurable losses to basic and essential property. Assistance is generally provided for the recovery needs of local authorities (including municipalities), occupied private primary residential properties, farms, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
DFA is not a substitute for private insurance and does not compensate applicants for lost revenue, inconvenience, non-essential damages, injuries or lost wages.
Not all disaster events will result in a DFA program being established. DFA programs may be established when three criteria are met:
- Damages from the event are widespread and affect a large area or number of residents;
- Damages from the event are mostly uninsurable; and
- Damages from the event represent a significant financial burden.
For more information on DFA Funding please visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/emo/dfa/index.html
Currently EMO is hosting a series of FREE webinars to anyone interested in learning more about DFA funding in response to the 2022 flood. For more information, visit here
Laura Gill, MEC Riverdale Municipality
- Phone204-328-7753 | After Hours: 204-729-1065