Emergency Preparedness on Prince Edward Island

EmergencyPreparednessinPEIIn Victoria, BC–the home of Total Prepare–and other southern regions of BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan, we are in the midst of witnessing a heat wave. It is super important for everyone to stay hydrated and be conscious of how much time you spend in the sunshine. But that isn’t what we’re here to talk about, today.

Instead, to cool off, we’ll be talking a little about blizzards on PEI. Did you know that a record was set, earlier this year, when one blizzard deposited 86.8cm of snow and the Confederation Bridge was closed for over one-and-a-half days? Hopefully folks were prepared for inconveniences and safety hazards such as power outages, during this storm.

Blizzards come in on a wave of cold arctic air, bringing with them snow, freezing temperatures, racing winds and very poor visibility through the blowing snow. For a snow storm to be designated a blizzard, the conditions must last for at least four hours. Of course, they could last up to several days. This is where emergency preparedness comes in so handy!

If you live on PEI through the winters, it’s common sense to have a lifeline strung between your house and any outbuildings you may need to access on your property, such as the woodshed, filled with extra fuel to keep you warm! It’s also sensible to have extra food in the house, food that will last for a long time. Legacy Premium is a trustworthy brand, offering combo buckets such as our Premium 240 Serving Package. Providing 80 days worth of food, based on 3 meals per day, it includes a variety of breakfast meals and entrees. With your food stocks ready, and your home set up with extra fuel and a system to cook, and the general ability to function without electricity for a few days, you won’t have nearly as much to fear from a blizzard.

Even if you feel extra prepared and confident during a blizzard, it’s best to stay indoors! For more information on how to stay safe during a blizzard, and some travel tips for those who MUST venture outside the house, have a read through the Canadian Government’s Get Prepared Page on Severe Storms!

Article contributed by Sophie Wooding – Avid gardener and cyclist in Victoria, BC and Content Writer for Frontier.io

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