Champlain Park Emergency Preparedness

We need your help: Champlain Park Emergency Preparedness

Many residents in the Ottawa region are dealing once again with rising flood waters from heavy spring snow melt. Last summer, tragedy struck many when 6 tornadoes caused extensive damage throughout the region and cut off power to most parts of the City for extended periods. Battery backup for cell towers died in a couple of hours. Had the power outage lasted more a few more days, land lines also would have failed and hospital generators might have run out of fuel or might not have been able to keep up with demand.

We can’t know when the next natural disaster will hit or when but it makes good sense to be well prepared.

How can you help?

The Champlain Park Community Association is looking volunteers to participate in the coming weeks in developing an Emergency Preparedness Plan for our neighbourhood. Other Community associations in Kitchissippi Ward are doing the same and Councillor Leiper is developing a Ward-wide plan as well.

For starters, we encourage you to attend an information session on “Personal Emergency Preparedness” hosted by the Hintonburg Community Association at the Hintonburg Community Centre on May 14 at 7 pm, more details at https://champlainpark.org/2019/04/26/emergency-preparedness-session-may-14/

If you would like to become a member of the Champlain Park Emergency Preparedness team, please let us know. Even if you are not, we invite you to share any relevant experiences or ideas you may have on what you like to see as part of a robust plan.

Please contact us at: champlainpark@gmail.com

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