Did you know? Public Safety Canada

In the past 100 years, Canada has experienced at least 9 earthquakes that have registered between 7 and 8 on the Richter scale.

It’s a good idea to put your emergency kit in a backpack, duffel bag or suitcase with wheels. If you have to evacuate, you can easily bring it with you.

More than half of all deaths from tornadoes happen in mobile homes.

Hurricanes cause more widespread damage than tornadoes because they are bigger. Some hurricanes are as large as 1,000 kilometres across.

Some hailstones are the size of peas while others can be as big as grapefruits.

Automated bank machines and credit cards may not work during a blackout or other emergency. It’s a good idea to put some cash in your emergency kit.

Bolts of lightning hit the ground at about 40,000 kilometres per second!

Two litres of water per person per day is the recommended amount to have on hand in case of emergency.

Source: Public Safety Canada