Emergency Preparedness

A local emergency can happen at any time, and we’d like to empower citizens of Rosetown to be prepared. If an emergency happens in our community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.

Being Prepared

Know the Risks

Some examples of emergency situations include: 

  • Inclement weather (winter storms, flash-flooding, tornadoes)
  • Power outages
  • Water advisories

Get to know the risks in our area.

Make a Plan

Your family may not be together when a storm or emergency situation strikes. Plan how you will stay in contact with one another. Know the risks and review what you will do in different situations.

Build a 72-Hour Emergency Kit

You will need basic supplies in an emergency. You may be without power or running water.

The More You Know

  • Canada averages about 50 tornadoes per year, more than any other country except the U.S
  • Flooding in Saskatchewan in 2011 featured the highest water levels in modern history. Thousands of residents were displaced from their homes
  • Only 40% of Canadians surveyed have an emergency kit
  • The Prairies experience an average of 221 severe weather events each year, including tornadoes, heavy rain, wind and hail.
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Staying Informed

If you think an emergency alert should be issued, contact your municipal office.
(See list of participating districts in the Rosetown and District EMO).

Who issues alerts?

  • Environment Canada (weather-related alerts)
  • Government of Saskatchewan Ministries, Crowns and Agencies (emergency events affecting life and safety)
  • Participating Local Governing Bodies, including the Town of Rosetown (local alerts)