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The Township of Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls is committed to emergency planning. We have a current, up-to-date plan in place that includes ongoing training to help community officials best prepare for emergencies. Click here to view the Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls Community Emergency Management Plan.
In your day-to-day living, disasters may seem a distant possibility. Yet natural disasters, such as floods or tornadoes; technological or environmental accidents, such as chemical spills; or service disruptions, such as power failures, can strike any community, including ours, at any time.
If you are unprepared for a disaster, it can shatter your life.
Expect the unexpected and plan for it….knowing what to do when a disaster strikes will help you better control the situation and be in a better position to recover more quickly.
No community is equipped to handle all the demands of a catastrophe. Help your community by preparing yourself.
Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do before, during and after an emergency.
Set up a family meeting to discuss how you can best prepare for an emergency.
NEW!! Have your own plan! We have a wonderful tool to help you create your very own plan. Click here for our Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls Emergency Preparedness Workbook! This Workbook contains all the tools you need to create a personalized plan for you and your family.
If you wish further information regarding Community Emergency Preparedness Planning, contact us. We have information and literature available to assist you with your family’s emergency plan.
Also, check out the following websites:
Have a family plan.
Here are the Top Ten things that you can do to prepare your family for an emergency:
Tune into CKSX Radio (local, low-frequency broadcast, currently working on expanding broadcast range) 91.1 FM, CBC Radio 95.7 FM, Kenora 89.5 FM, Fort Frances 93.1 FM or Warroad, MN 92.5 FM for details and stay tuned for updates. Avoid using the telephone unless your call is urgent, telephone equipment can become overloaded during an emergency. Please leave the lines free for emergency workers.
Your home emergency kit should include:
Your car emergency kit should include:
In Winter, add (car kit):
To prepare in case of a major power outage, you may want to consider a portable generator. This may be especially important if you live with a person who has critical needs (ie. on an oxygen machine) or as a backup for essential business services (ie. gas pumps or refrigeration). It is also important to remember that generators need gasoline or diesel fuel and must be run outdoors.
Make sure that backup heat sources, such as wood or gas stoves and fireplaces, are properly installed and inspected and that you have extra fuel on hand. Remember – unvented combustible heat sources, such as charcoal or propane barbeques and kerosene heaters, emit fumes which can kill! If you have no back up power or heat supply at your house, make sure your emergency plan includes a place your family can go that does.