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News release: May 2, 2022

Be ready for anything

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Brampton, ON. (May 2, 2022) – This week is Emergency Preparedness Week and the Region of Peel is inviting its residents to Be Ready for Anything, the theme of this year's campaign. A little time spent preparing now can help residents navigate future emergencies with less stress and better outcomes.

To be ready for anything, the Region recommends residents follow some easy steps to prepare for emergencies at home or on the road, including:

The Region of Peel was notified of 442 potential emergency events last year. This amounts to 1.21 events per day. These included 39 flood events, 38 summer storm events and 25 winter storm events. The Regional emergency management team coordinates the response with internal and external partners to stabilize situations as quickly as possible. Many emergencies were resolved within 24-hours.

The number of emergencies in Peel is increasing, with 2021 experiencing more than three times the number of emergencies than a decade earlier. Preparing for emergencies ensures you have the right skills and the right state of mind to manage an emergency.

To learn more about becoming Ready for Anything, visit Be Ready for Anything and follow #EPWeek2022 on the Regions social media channels.

Media contact

Kathleen Dueck
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.