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How To Make a Healthy Emergency Kit
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How To Make a Healthy Emergency Kit

February is Heart Month, a time when we all try to work new habits and lifestyle changes into our routines so that we stay happy and healthy. Daily diet and exercise are the first things that come to mind when it comes to being healthy, but what about things like stocking your emergency kit? Whether...

6 Essential Items for your Summer Emergency Kit
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6 Essential Items for your Summer Emergency Kit

With the warmer weather we’re sure you’re stocking up on summer essentials, like sunscreen, bug spray, hats, and swimsuits. At the same time, we can’t forget that this time of year calls for some changes to emergency kits to prepare for wildfires, droughts, hurricanes, floods, and other summer disasters! If you haven’t yet made an emergency...

Building an Emergency Kit for Every Need
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Building an Emergency Kit for Every Need

Having an emergency kit is a critical part of any type of emergency preparedness plan. Whether you’re looking to build a kit for your home, your sports team, work or camp, here’s a quick outline of kit essentials. Must-Haves A few basic items should be included in all emergency kits. Flashlights (don’t forget the extra...

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Leading Moms – An Inspirational Day

The ePACT team was thrilled to attend the Leading Moms event this past Friday. Hosted by VancouverMom.ca, Entrepreneur Mom Now and JellyBeen, the event was a day filled with ‘inspirational talks by extraordinary moms’ who are ‘making a difference in the arts, business, health, media, politics.’ The roster of speakers from Master Storyteller Comfort Ero,...

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National Preparedness Month – Planning for Specific Needs

For the second theme of National Preparedness Month, everyone is encouraged to consider the specific needs of different groups and individuals! Here are some quick things you can do for different needs: Youth and children – Emergencies can be particularly stressful for children, especially when they don’t understand what is happening or why. Talk with...

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National Preparedness Month – Quick Tips for You and Your Family

By now, we’re sure you’ve heard all about National Preparedness Month – but what is it exactly? National Preparedness Month is an annual initiative in the U.S. to shed light on emergency preparedness. The theme behind this year’s month is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Steps to Prepare”, which represents families, communities and workplaces taking action...

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How Families and Businesses can Prepare for Hurricanes

Hurricane Season began in June and runs until the end of November. Sometimes people think that the more severe hurricanes only strike at the beginning of hurricane season, but that’s not the case. Hurricane Katrina formed at the end of August and progressed until September 3rd, and Hurricane Sandy formed at the end of October....

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Top 8 Emergency Preparedness Blogs!

At ePACT, we’ve created a blog with the hope that it can make even a small difference in someone’s life. We want to help educate people on issues important to us, and hope that by sharing our expertise on some of these topics, that it will provide useful tips to increase safety and preparedness. We...

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Preparing for Flash Floods

Most people are familiar with the term, “flood,” but may not be aware of the dangers of flash flooding. Flooding is one of the most common hazards throughout the world, and may develop slowly, or at least with some amount of warning. Flash floods on the other hand, can occur within minutes with excessive rainfall,...