With any emergency, it is important to respond quickly. At the Town of Innisfil, we're committed to keeping our community safe through emergency preparedness and emergency management.

Emergency Response Plan

The Emergency Response Plan provides an operational guideline for how the municipality will respond during an emergency. The plan provides key officials, agencies and departments with an overview of their responsibilities during potential, imminent and actual emergency situations.

Flood preparedness

Is your family prepared for a flood? Emergencies can happen at any time and the best way to protect yourself and your family is by being prepared. Follow these steps to help you prepare for a flood.

Know the risks

Like any community in southern Ontario, Innisfil is vulnerable to a variety of natural hazards, such as floods. Make sure you and your family know what the hazards are in your area. Even if you feel your community has a low risk of flooding, remember that anywhere it rains, it can flood. Floods occur because of the following factors:

  • Rainfall
  • Topography
  • Flood-control measures
  • Creek-flow
  • Old construction practices
  • New construction and development

Make a plan

Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do before, during and after an emergency, such as a flood. Hold a family meeting to create a plan and discuss how you can prepare for an emergency. If you live alone, develop a plan for yourself and make sure to reach out to your neighbours and friends. Once you've developed a plan, you should:

  • Keep your plan in safe place, such as a family emergency kit
  • Photocopy your plan
  • Keep a photocopy of the plan in your car or at work

Get a kit

You should make a 72-hour kit to use during an evacuation of your or community. An emergency kit should include all the essentials if you need to be relocated. Make sure that everyone living in the home knows where to find the kit.

What should I include in an emergency kit?

You may want to include the following items in your emergency kit:

  • Battery-operated or crank radio
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Candles, matches and a lighter
  • Cash
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Extra car keys
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Glasses or contacts
  • Important documents (e.g. copies of identification, insurance policies, etc.)
  • Items needed to open food items (e.g. can opener, scissors, etc.)
  • Maps of your community
  • Medication
  • Non-perishable food items and bottled water
  • Paper, pencils and pens
  • Playing cards or other quiet games and toys
  • Spare batteries (for flashlights or radios)
  • Toilet paper and other personal hygiene items
  • Whistle or flares to attract attention

During and after a flood

We've developed a variety of resources to help you respond quickly and safely during and after a flood.

If your home or property has been damaged by a flood, you may want to submit a flooding claim.