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Tuesday May 8th, 2012

Posted at 12:15pm

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As the Windsor heats up for Spring and Summer, the risk of severe weather increases. Last year Windsor saw several power outages as a result of severe storms and high winds, flooding and the risk of emergencies at home.

May 6th – 12th is Emergency Preparedness Week and Windsor Fire and Rescue Services are encouraging Windsorites to become prepared for severe weather and other types of emergencies.

“Sit down with your family to discuss any special needs requirements that you may have for your family, develop a communications plan in case you are separated during an emergency and pack a kit so that you and your family are prepared to be self sufficient for 3 days or 72 hours”, says Chief Bruce Montone from Windsor Fire.

The Fire Department is encouraging Windsorites to Residents are encouraged to visit emergencymanagementontario.ca to gather further information and to sign up for Red Alerts, information advisories and severe weather warnings.

(Video courtesy Windsor Fire & Rescue)

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