Storm ALERT Friday!
The Civil Security is warning the population of extreme weather conditions to come this Friday, December 23 and recommends that everyone take the necessary precautions.
Description of the upcoming weather event:
During the day of Friday, there will be a more or less prolonged period of heavy rain as well as strong winds with gusts that can reach between 70 and 90 km/h. A risk of freezing rain cannot be excluded during the transition due to the rapid cooling. Power outages could occur.
Are you well prepared?
In such a situation, the Government of Quebec recommends that citizens always have an emergency kit to meet their needs for at least three days during a power outage or forced isolation at home.
Here are the 7 essential items in the emergency kit:
- Drinking water (6 liters per person);
- Non-perishable food (for at least 3 days)
- Manual can opener;
- Battery operated radio – spare batteries;
- Headlamp or flashlight – spare batteries or crank lamp;
- Lighter or matches and candles;
- First aid kit – antiseptics, painkillers, adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, scissors, etc;
Stay at home, do not travel!
For more information on precautions to take during emergency situations, consult the Government of Quebec website: https://www.quebec.ca/en/public-safety-emergencies/preparing-for-emergency/how-prepare-at-home.