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Emergency Preparedness

Coping With A Disaster

The effects of an incident or any type of emergency can be long-lasting, and the trauma that follows can cause an increase in stress from disruptions in families; challenges in meeting daily needs such as food, water, and shelter; as well as possible interruption in health and other government services. 

Here are some resources to help you deal with stress after an emergency: 

After a disaster some residents may be faced with relocating due to extreme damage to homes and properties. This can be stressful on individuals and families and a resource is available to help you cope: “Helping Families Deal With the Stress of Relocation After a Disaster(please note this is an American resource, for a list of local agencies to contact for assistance see below):

  • County of Simcoe - For temporary accommodation or long-term temporary rental accommodations or basic needs such as food and/or clothing Social and Community Services Information.
  • 211 Community Services - Dial 211 for free 24/7 confidential help to find the services to best meet your needs, including basic needs such as food and/or clothing.
  • Mental Health Crisis Line - 1-888-531-2600, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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