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The threat of an emergency caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or not, can have significant effects on public safety, property, infrastructure, the environment, the economy and the health of the public. Emergencies can also affect a person’s ability to access health care services in addition to hindering the health care system’s ability to respond to a situation.
In an effort to protect the safety of the general public, being prepared and planning ahead is critical. Planning and preparedness are also important for safeguarding the public health of St. Thomas and Elgin County.
This section provides important information on planning for emergencies and highlights plans, resources and supports that are available to the general public, health care providers, businesses, organizations and institutions. This section also includes important information on what you as an individual can do to help you and your family be prepared and remain safe.
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