Canadians are reminded to be emergency ready each year during Emergency Preparedness Week.
Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness initiative and it is now underway.
Director of Emergency Management for the Town of Olds Brian Powell encourages residents to have a plan, know the risks in your region, and assemble a 72 hour emergency preparedness kit.
He says it is important to know the risks in your region.
For more information on the 72 hour emergency preparedness kit and what to pack, visit www.getprepared.gc.ca.