Map of Simcoe Muskoka


Extreme Weather Adaptation

Key Messages
Emergency Preparedness

Key Messages

  • Extreme weather can impact health, safety, and the wellbeing of our communities.
  • Emergency preparedness can help to increase resilience to the health risks posed by extreme weather events.
  • Simcoe Muskoka adults have reported varying levels of emergency preparedness.

Emergency preparedness

  • In the 2014 Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System (RRFSS) survey, Simcoe Muskoka adults reported varying steps taken towards preparing their homes for emergencies.
  • Nearly 100% of adults reported keeping a 3 day supply of medications.
  • Only 30% of adults (23.4%, 36.0%) reported having a family plan for emergencies, and only 28% (21.6%, 33.5%) reported knowledge of municipal emergency plans.


Further Reading

For more information on extreme weather, emergency preparedness and climate change, see:

Page Last Modified: August 18, 2020.