How to Prepare

Dial 911 for Fire, Police or Ambulance Emergencies.

The Town of McLennan has a Disaster Service Plan to provide a prompt and coordinated response to a disaster affecting the citizens of McLennan.

A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime, anyplace.  It can force you to evacuate your neighbourhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if you did not have water, gas, electricity or telephones after a major emergency?

No matter how well your community has planned their response to a disaster, in the event of a large-scale incident, first response resources may quickly become overwhelmed. To ensure the safety and well-being of you and your family, you should prepare now to take care of your own basic needs for at least the first 72 hours following a major disaster.

Emergency Kit for Home 

  • ready-to-eat and high-energy foods for 3 days
  • non-electric can opener
  • bottled water, at least 4 litres per person per day
  • for 3 days
  • extra prescription medications
  • baby supplies, special needs items, etc.
  • lanterns, flashlights
  • battery-operated radios, batteries, and
  • alternate heat sources
  • extra warm clothing and blankets
  • cash and credit cards
  • first aid kit

Travel Kit for Vehicle 

  • flashlight
  • flares or reflective triangle
  • first aid kit
  • basic tools including a shovel
  • fully charged cell phone
  • extra clothing including hats and gloves
  • booster cables
  • sand or kitty litter
  • ice scraper and brush in winter
  • blanket
  • food that won’t spoil
  • water – in plastic bottles so if frozen they won’t break.  (Change every six months)
  • small candle in a tin can, waterproof matches
  • tow rope

Evacuation Kit
Keep in a waterproof, easy-to-carry container that is easily accessible: 

  • prescription and non-prescription medications
  • copies of identification for all members of the family
  • current photos of family members for identification
  • non-perishable food
  • non-electric can opener
  • bottled water
  • battery-powered radio
  • flashlights
  • extra batteries
  • extra clothes
  • cash and credit cards
  • important documents
  • first aid kit
  • special needs items – baby, elderly, disabled, pets