Winter Safety Reminders For Seasonal Residents

BRACEBRIDGE, ON – The Town of Bracebridge would like to remind our seasonal residents choosing to reside at their cottages over the winter months, that they should take extra precautions. To help ensure your safety and prepare for the winter season ahead, the Town of Bracebridge would like to share the following information and resources: Plan ahead and be prepare for extreme winter weather conditions: Winter storm events in Muskoka are common and can make it difficult or dangerous to leave your home for extended periods of time. Severe winter weather can cause power outages, interrupt communication, cause road closures and make water access-only properties a challenge to reach. People living in rural locations may need to be self-sufficient for long periods of time. A good supply of essentials including food, water and medications are critically important. To be prepared, residents should prepare a 72-hour emergency kit. This should include a supply of food and water, as well as an adequate supply of medications you may need. More information on emergency planning and 72-hour kits is available on the Ministry of Ontario’s emergency preparedness site. Residents are also encouraged to research and create a self-rescue plan as well as finding emergency transportation options in their area.

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