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Preparing for an Emergency

The City of Kingston and key stakeholder groups/agencies plan to assist or give advice to residents facing expected emergencies. Personal preparedness is important - plan ahead.

The first thing to do to get ready is to know what could go wrong in Kingston.

Are you ready for an emergency?

Learn what to do before, during and after an emergency by using our Emergency Preparedness Guide. It is also available in French.

Be ready self-sustain you and your family and pets for at least 72 hours in case of an emergency. Have an emergency kit for everyone in your home to leave quickly if needed.

  • Go bag for quick evacuation
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Battery-operated or crank radio with spare batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Bottled water (4 litres per person per day)
  • Cash ($20 - $100)
  • Non-perishable canned foods and a can opener
  • Evacuation plan
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape for sealing
  • A non-electricity requiring phone

Our Emergency Response Plan is part of the emergency management program. If there's an emergency, the plan helps to guide key officials what to do and assigns them specific tasks.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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