Now that winter is here, New Brunswick's Emergency Measures Organization is encouraging residents to be prepared especially following the devastating ice storm earlier this year.
— NB-EMO / OMU-NB (@NBEMO_OMUNB) December 6, 2017
EMO spokesperson Danielle Elliott says the "12 days of emergency preparedness" has been launched through social media as a reminder to have items needed in an emergency.
"We will have a number of different posts and images shared to give families and gift-givers some ideas to help New Brunswickers be prepared during the holidays and during the winter season," she notes.
In an effort to remain self-sufficient without power for up to three days, Elliott says all homes should have a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit with vital supplies such as bottled water, canned food, wind-up or battery powered radios and flashlights along with a first aid kit.