YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PLANNING FOR AN EMERGENCY
Emergency Preparedness is everyone's responsibility. Since emergencies can strike with little or no warning. It is important that you have a plan in place should you need to react quickly or leave your home and to be prepared for the first 72 hours of any emergency.
For suggestions on how you can prepare for an emergency, visit http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/ps-sp/pdf/emo/2015-NB-EMObooklet-E.pdf .
For a customized printable Emergency Plan for your family, healing visit http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/plns/index-en.aspx
For information specific to flooding in our area, and to monitor river levels, visit http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/public_alerts/river_watch.html
Keep in mind that some individuals may not have the support or capacity to deal with emergencies. The Town encourages individuals to reach out to neighbours, family and friends who may be vulnerable or unable to support themselves during an emergency and to assist in their needs for the first 72 hours of an emergency.
THE MUNICIPALITY'S ROLE
What is the Town doing to Prepare?
The Town of Sussex Emergency Operations Control Group under the direction of the Council of the Town of Sussex has been developing, implementing and maintaining a variety of emergency plans, programs and initiatives aimed at reducing the disastrous impact of a major emergency in our community. These plans have been structured and practiced in non-emergency situations to enable Town Emergency Service Providers and your Disaster Management Team to respond to community emergencies quickly and effectively.
The Town would also encourage individuals to regularly meet with their insurance companies to review their insurance policies to determine what kind of coverage they have and make any changes required to meet their needs in the event of a disaster. For answers to your general insurance questions, please call the Insurance Bureau of Canada at 1-800-565-7189 ext. 227 or consult their website.