It's emergency preparedness week, but survey shows Toronto residents aren't ready
TORONTO, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Less than half of Torontonians are ready for an emergency, according to a Toronto Hydro survey conducted for Emergency Preparedness Week.
The results of our survey show that almost 60% of residents don't have an emergency preparedness kit, and of those people, 35% said they didn't know they needed one.
To help our customers stay comfortable during an emergency — such as a power outage — we've put together three emergency "hacks" using items found around the home:
We want all residents to be ready for an emergency and encourage them to visit torontohydro.com/beprepared for a full list of what's needed if the power goes out.
"If you've been putting off creating an emergency preparedness kit, you may need to rely on the items already in your home to stay comfortable. These emergency hacks can help in a pinch, but remember, they won't replace a fully-stocked emergency kit."
- Tori Gass, Spokesperson, Toronto Hydro
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Toronto Hydro owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 756,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.
SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation