Emergency Preparedness | Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Emergency Preparedness

Being prepared for an emergency builds resilience and promotes recovery.  Take the time now to know your risks and prepare yourself and those you are responsible for. 

Step 1: Make a Plan

Step 2: Build a Kit

Step 3: Be Informed

For more information visit Emergency Management Ontario OR Get Prepared – Government of Canada Emergency Preparedness


General Information:

Hastings County Emergency Preparedness Guide

Food Safety During an Emergency (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Environment Canada Weather

All Hazards and Emergencies (Government of Canada)


Please refer to the following links for specific information about:


Flood Ready - Be Prepared (Government of Canada)

Ontario Flood Watch, Current Flood Information

Drinking Water Affected by Flooding (Hastings Prince Edward Public Health)

Keeping Food and Water Safe After a Flood (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care)

For regional flooding information refer to your local conservation authority:

Quinte Conservation – Flood Information

Lower Trent Conservation – Flood Information

Crowe Valley Conservation – Flood Information


Canadian Drought Monitor (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

Low Water Resource for Homeowners with Private Wells (Hastings Prince Edward Public Health)

For regional drought information refer to your local conservation authority:

Quinte Conservation – Low Water Information

Lower Trent Conservation - Low Water Information

Crowe Valley Conservation - Low Water Information


What to do Before/During a Severe Storm (Government of Canada)

Tornados (Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management)

Power Outages

Keeping Food Safe During a Power Outage (Hastings Prince Edward Public Health)

What to do Before/During/After a Power Outage (Government of Canada)

Veridian Power Outage Map

Hydro One Power Outages and Safety

Extreme Heat/Cold

Extreme Heat (Health Canada)

Sun Safety Tips for Parents (Health Canada)

Extreme Cold (Health Canada)

Extreme Cold (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care)

Health and Safety Tips (Canadian Red Cross)

Sun Safety Poster (Health Canada)

Climate Change

Understand the Impacts of Climate Change (Ministry of Environment and Climate Change)

Climate Change and Health (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention – US)