Emergency Preparedness Home Below is a practical guide, prepared by the Region of York, on what you can do to prepare for almost any type of disaster and emergency that we could face in York Region. The Disaster Preparedness Guide provides residents with useful information as it relates to the various hazards and threats that might affect Houston.
Windows 8 will help to defend your business against potential virtual or physical disasters. Just last week Lloyd’s of London released their City Risk Index and named Tokyo as the 2nd riskiest city in the world. Unlike typical material and publications distributed by bureaucracies, Tokyo Bosai is beautifully designed.
I’m a sucker for attention to detail and I love how the Rhino mascot turns into an animated flipbook in the corner of the pages. Although we hear about earthquakes the most, Tokyo is prone to a host of potential disasters including torrential rain and heavy winds from typhoons. Call a family meeting and turn it into a scavenger hunt to collect all of your items throughout the next couple months or years. Several years ago I thought I would be proactive (since we live in tornado country) and put together 72-hour kits.
Especially with a 3 year old, there are many things that would otherwise be forgotten in the time of an emergency if not for pre planning. I have been meaning to do this for quite awhile now – and now is the time to get started on it!!!!
After seeing all the useful stuff you have in your bin, I’m now going to repurpose a large strapped duffle bag (rectangular and zippered) for getting organized.


I literally wake up every few months, in the middle of the night, thinking about putting one together. A crucial part of emergency preparedness is being aware of potential situations that can arise and having an action plan in place to lessen their impact on our lives and community. This includes information and a map detailing evacuation routes and zones, as well as what you can do before, during and after a disaster. The study cited an elevated chance of natural disaster (earthquake, flood and typhoon) but also named nuclear accidents as a high risk, adding that Japan could lose 39 trillion yen ($324 billion) of its GDP to potential disasters over the next decade.
It’s the result of a collaborative effort between design firm Nosigner, ad agency Dentsu and the Tokyo Government Disaster Prevention Department. Many of these items you probably already have multiples of in your house and you can just grab the extra and throw it into your kit!  It doesn’t have to be brand name items and it doesn’t have to be overly-complicated, but there is a certain sense of peace that comes once this is completed and you know you are prepared! I think it’s a great idea and now that I have a great example to follow, I’m looking forward to getting my family involved in putting this together!!
I am often overwhelmed when I think about prepping for emergencies (and where we live, it’s hard to feel much urgency! My daughter took a new one to school with her each year with a letter from me included explaining in the event of an emergency we’d come get her as soon as possible. We do have an emergency kit, but my husband has so much stuff it’s in several different bins. The Guide’s bright color makes it stand out and a simple layout with easy to recognize illustrations not only makes it comprehensible, but actually enjoyable to read. Welcome to my little computer home where I share my family's adventures as we live life from the slow lane!


Where I live we don’t get a lot of natural disasters, but there are wind storms and power outages. My start includes a multipurpose tool, moist towelettes, spare socks and a couple of rain ponchos.
Open the cover and you’ll find the following statement: “It is predicted that there is a 70 percent possibility of an earthquake directly hitting Tokyo within the next 30 years. The intuitive guide is separated into 5 chapters that cover earthquake simulation, preparedness and survival tips, the latter which includes many ideas that were aggregated by Nosigner after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami and released under the Olive project.
However, it’s better to keep a hard copy as electricity will likely be out during any type of disaster.
The information contained in this guide has been compiled from many people with expertise in emergency preparedness and management, and is the result of a collaborate effort by first responders and staff from all nine York Region municipalities. For the water and food, it’s recommended that you have at least enough on hand for three days minimum. Portable chargers are also good, as those cell phone batteries won’t stay charged on their own indefinitely. During storm seasons, it’s also a good idea to always try to keep your gas tank topped off.



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