With historic flooding and wildfire seasons last year, the Government of BC is beginning 2019 with an advisory for all British Columbians to commit to emergency preparedness.

One way for B.C. to ring in 2019

Jan 1: The province is reminding British Columbians to commit to emergency preparedness this year

With the start of a new year, the province is reminding British Columbians to make a resolution to be better prepared for potential emergencies.

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) urges all of B.C. to make a commitment to better prepare themselves and their families for possible emergencies.

Start by building an emergency kit and developing a household plan that individuals and families can practise throughout the year.

A home emergency kit does not take a long time to create and does not need to be expensive. Just follow the basic list below, and remember to store collected supplies in an easy-to-access location:

* First-aid kit

* Battery-powered or hand-crank radio

* Flashlight and extra batteries

* Whistle to signal for help

* Cellphone with charger (inverter or solar charger)

* Cash in small bills

* A local map with a family meeting place identified

* A minimum three-day supply of food and water, but aim for a week to two weeks.

* Garbage bags

* Dust mask

* Seasonal clothing and footwear

* Water (minimum of four litres of water per person, per day)

For more information on how to get prepared, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/PreparedBC

* How to build an emergency kit: http://ow.ly/QbL830mWTEL

* Guide for people with disabilities: http://ow.ly/sGmg30mWTOI

* Pet preparedness guide: http://ow.ly/Q8Ba30mWTRZ

For tips on how to prepare, follow PreparedBC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PreparedBC

For emergency alerts and notices, follow Emergency Management BC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmergencyInfoBC

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