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Civil Protection Week - May 5 to 11th, 2024 :
"My safety: my responsibility!"

In 2023, Quebec faced major challenges in terms of natural disasters. Storms affecting several regions caused widespread power outages and significant property damage in some municipalities. Floods and forest fires forced the evacuation of thousands of people during the spring and summer. These events are a reminder of the crucial importance of community resilience in coping with disasters and the growing challenges posed by climate change.

In this context, Civil Protection Week 2024, under the theme "My safety: my responsibility", takes on all its importance. From May 5 to 11th, it's an opportunity to raise awareness and prepare to strengthen our resilience in the face of emergencies. This themed week provides a showcase for informing citizens, in particular about the importance of having an Emergency Kit, as well as a Household Evacuation Plan.

The week also encourages collaboration between the various players in civil protection, from municipalities to government agencies and local businesses. By working together, we strengthen our collective ability to anticipate, prevent and respond to crises, thereby contributing to the safety and well-being of society as a whole.

Visit www.getprepared.ca

In an Emergency situation, you and your family will need to be prepared for the first 72 hours and cope without power or running water. Like the rest of the population, it is your responsibility to have a 72-hour emergency kit in your home. If a disaster happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you as they help those in desperate need.

By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies - anytime, anywhere. Use this guide to create your own emergency plan. Use the ckecklists to build a 72-hour emergency kit. These basic steps will hlep you to take care of yourself and your loved ones during an emergency.

72 hours, is your family prepared?
Your Emergency Preparedness Guide: (CLICK HERE)

- Know the risks
- Make a plan
- Prepare a kit


Know what to do before, during and after a flood by consulting prevention tips, safety instructions and recommendations (READ MORE)

Quebec.ca : Status of Spring Flooding (french only)



Here are our recommendations for extreme heat :


  • Drink plenty of water without waiting until you're thirsty;
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages;
  • Take a cool shower or bath, or cool your skin with a wet towel;
  • Stay in a cool or air-conditioned place;
  • Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing;
  • Close windows and curtains;
  • Keep heat-generating appliances to a minimum;
  • Keep in touch with friends and family;
  • Don't hesitate to ask for help.


Protect yourself!

Stay informed with Telmatik's alert system

During emergency measures, this new tool will allow the municipality of the Township of Wentworth to quickly communicate with its citizens. To receive these alerts, you must be sure to register.


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We wish to remind citizens that the Wifi room located at the Town Hall (175 ch. Louisa) is open 24/7.

In the event of a power outage at home, the room remains accessible to the public. Equipped with a washroom and workspace should you need to use Internet or charge your electronic devices.

For any emergency, please dial 9-1-1. Stay safe!

Important informations | Power outages:

For more information: Quebec.ca | Power outages
Visit: Power outages | Hydro-Québec






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