The Saskatchewan government is encouraging residents to be prepared in the event of an emergency.
This week marks the 21st annual Emergency Preparedness Week in the province.
Over the past two years about 14,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes in Saskatchewan, mostly due to flooding and wildfires.
The province recommends people have evacuation plans, have an emergency kit packed and to make sure all house hold alarms are always in working order to be best prepared in advance.
Emergency kits should be able to last for a minimum of 72 hours.
Kits should include, water, non-perishable foods, a flashlight, batteries, a radio, a first aid kit, prescription medications, cash and copies of your family’s health cards along with other identification.
It is also recommended those with android or iOS devices download the SaskAlert App, which provides real-time information on emergencies as they occur.