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Plan for inclement weather

 

Interlake-Eastern RHA reminds residents to stay safe over the Thanksgiving weekend 

Given forecasted weather conditions, residents are reminded to stock their homes with a one-week supply of non-perishable foods, water and medication. Replace batteries in flashlights and secure a non-electrical source of heat in the event of a power failure.

If travel is necessary, review safe driving tips for winter and ensure that a winter emergency kit is in the vehicle.

CEO of Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority, Ron Van Denakker, also encourages people to check on elderly neighbours and relatives.

“Ensure people in the community who have mobility issues have everything they need to remain safely at home during inclement weather,” Van Denakker said. He and the RHA’s vice-presidents, regional directors and managers are meeting daily during the weather event to ensure a coordinated regional response in the event that anything needs to be addressed in a facility.

“We are also reaching out to towns and communities to identify any resources that will be helpful in the event of an emergency,” Van Denakker said.

Interlake-Eastern RHA will be updating its website, ierha.ca, and sharing information on Facebook and Twitter to identify if service delivery is being affected by weather conditions.

Residents are reminded to always call 911 in case of an emergency. Lifesaving advice can be delivered over the phone.

 

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