CIVIL SECURITY - PREVENTION
The City of GaspÃ © has experienced various episodes that required the implementation of emergency measures, during spring floods or during major floods in 2007 and 2010. This section includes different Useful information so that citizens are informed when emergency measures are put in place, but also so that everyone is aware of the preventive measures to be adopted in order to avoid being caught in the dark © cover provided.
Here are different tips to follow before, during and after floods.
Prevention is everyone's business. Here are the responsibilities of each stakeholder.
In an emergency or disaster situation, it is up to you to take the first steps which will be most decisive in ensuring your own safety, that of your family and the safeguarding of your property.
The Town of Gaspé has an up-to-date emergency measures plan which contains the measures to be taken to deal with an emergency or disaster. These measures make it possible to maintain essential services such as:
In addition to these intervention and recovery measures, the municipality generally puts in place measures to prevent disasters or to reduce the consequences. It also includes measures to prepare for dealing with emergencies, such as conducting exercises or training staff.
The City of Gaspé is also keeping this section up to date and will communicate on it alerts or information to citizens in the event of an emergency measure. When it sets up an emergency unit, the City of Gaspé informs the media and citizens at regular intervals so that everyone gets the right information, in collaboration with government authorities.
Each business owner must have a emergency measures plan which takes into account the dangerous consequences that its activities could have on the population. In addition, the company can provide a continuity plan for its operations or its services in the event of an emergency or disaster.
In the event of a major disaster, the resources of the government of Quebec at the regional and provincial levels can assist municipalities when their means become insufficient.
Depending on the extent of the disaster, one or the other or both of the following organizations coordinate government resources according to what has been provided, as the case may be, in the regional civil protection plan or in the National civil security plan.
The effectiveness of government intervention in disaster situations rests on three coordination mechanisms.
Le federal government responds to any request for assistance submitted by the Government of Quebec, when the latter needs additional resources to respond to an emergency or disaster situation.
Report from Radio-Gaspésie for preparation when there is a risk of flooding: Click here
It is recommended to have an emergency kit at all times that can allow your family to provide for their needs for 72 hours.
Consult the civil security website to see its content: