We are committed to making our community safe in the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal. Responding to an emergency requires the co-operation of everyone in Edwardsburgh Cardinal.

Learn about the Township's response to a flooding event and how you can safely prepare for a potential flood.

Your responsibility

It is important to know the roles we all play in an emergency. Emergency preparedness begins with you! Make sure you and your family have an emergency plan and emergency kit available and ready for use at all times.

Family emergency plan

Meet with your family and those you live with to create a family emergency plan. Some considerations include:

  • Who is an out-of-area contact of the family who you can call in case of an emergency?
  • Where can you stay on a temporary basis if you are evacuated?
  • What will you do with your pets? Remember, not all family members, friends, emergency shelters or hotels accept animals.
  • How will you get in touch with each member of your family?
  • Is your health information recorded somewhere? Do you have copies of your prescriptions?
  • Outside of your immediate family members, who else needs to know what is in your family emergency plan?
  • Assembling an emergency kit can help you survive the emergency and make you self-sufficient. Emergency kits should be portable, so place it in an easy-to-carry duffel bag or container.

Emergency kit

Your emergency kit should help you be prepared and self-sufficient for a minimum of three days or 72 hours. Some items to consider keeping in your kit include:

  • Backpack or duffel bag
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Candles and matches or lighter
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Extra car keys and cash
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Food and bottled water
  • Important documents
  • Medication
  • Pet food
  • Playing cards or games
  • Radio and batteries
  • Toilet paper and other personal supplies
  • Whistle

The Province of Ontario also provides helpful instructions on how to be prepared in different types of emergencies.

Township communication

During an emergency situation, the Township will communicate instructions to residents through different communications channels, including our news feed and social media channels on Facebook and Twitter. We also make every effort to ensure up to date information is provided on the Township's website.

Township Emergency Management Plan

Our Emergency Management Program Committee reviews the Township's Emergency Plan annually.