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CIVIL SECURITY - PREVENTION

The City of Gaspà © 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.

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Tip

Here are different tips to follow before, during and after floods.

Before the floods
IN THE EVENT OF A FLOOD ALERT:
  • Store high, or go upstairs, objects that are in the basement or on the ground floor.
  • Protect from chemicals or harmful substances such as insecticides and used oil residues, ensuring that they remain out of the reach of children.
  • Block the drain lines in the basement if there is no backdraft valve.
  • Plug the drain in the basement.
ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS
  • Turn off gas and electricity. If the water has started to rise, make sure you have your feet on a dry surface and use a wooden stick to shut off the power. If water begins to invade your home, do not touch anything and immediately contact Hydro-Québec at 1 800 790-2424 to interrupt the electricity.
  • Close the main gas entrance and turn off the taps on the propane cylinders and propane tanks.
  • Close the tap which is located at the outlet of the oil tank.
OUTSIDE
  • Remove or fix all the goods which move easily on your ground in order to avoid that they are projected or carried away.
  • If you have sandbags, install a breakwater with sandbags
ASK
  • Follow the situation on the radio or on the Internet. Observe the safety instructions given. The City of Gaspà © will transmit daily information to the media and will put this information on the municipality's website.

Shared responsibilities

Prevention is everyone's business. Here are the responsibilities of each stakeholder.

Citizens

You are primarily responsible for your safety!

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.

What can you do?

  • Insure your property properly.
  • Prepare your family emergency plan .
  • Have essential items with you at all times to survive for the first 3 days of an emergency or to take with you in the event of an evacuation.
  • Find out, from your municipality or on the Internet, about disaster risks in your locality and the measures to take to protect yourself

What is your social responsibility?

  • Intervene in public places, your work or your leisure to help people around you while waiting for reinforcement 
  • Get involved as a volunteer with your municipality which must provide for the basic needs of the people most affected by the disaster

Where can I get information on what to do before, during and after a disaster?

DO YOU HAVE YOUR EMERGENCY KIT?

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:

The emergency kit