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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK

Canada
Did you know? Approximately 5,000 earthquakes are recorded in Canada every year. Canada gets more tornadoes than any other country except the USA, averaging about 50 tornadoes per year. Approximately 85% of Canadians agree that having an emergency... Read More »
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WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS

Canada
In light of the recent Wildfires in Western Canada, did you know…? Wildfires are a natural hazard in any forested and grassland region in... Read More »
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FOCUS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE: SUMMER SAFETY TIPS

Canada
Did you know…? Too much sun and heat exposure can lead to serious heat-related illnesses. It is possible to get sunburn on a cloudy day! Heat-related illnesses include heat stress, heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Symptoms can range from painful muscle spasms to fainting, seizures, unconsciousness and even death. Anyone can experience... Read More »
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Ice Storm Advisory

Canada
Important information and city service updates for individuals and households impacted by the ice and snow storm in Ontario and Quebec.... Read More »
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Calgary Floods Recovery

Canada
In June 2013, Alberta was hit by an intense low pressure system resulting in serious flooding across Southern Alberta. Overall the flood is estimated to have displaced 100,000 to 120,000 people in 31 communities across Alberta. Learn how FOCUS contributed to the relief effort.... Read More »
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Canada’s ShakeOut Drill

Canada
There are millions of earthquakes that occur every year worldwide.  The majority of these earthquakes are low magnitude events that occur in remote areas.  However, according to the US Geological Survey, there are an average of 1470 earthquake events per year that register higher than 5.0 on the Richter scale. The ShakeOut initiative is an... Read More »

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