May 11 marks the end of Emergency Preparedness week across the province.

“I really hope that people have been listening and are getting themselves prepared or are prepared already because they need to know the risks of what can happen,” said Val Strieber with Emergency Support Services in 100 Mile House

“If there’s a forest fire, if you need to evacuate, what are you going to do and where you are going to go. Make a plan and practice it. That’s so important with the whole family, everyone who lives in the home.”

Strieber said people should plan and prepare for seven days without support.

“You could be stuck in your home, because of a flood or an earthquake,” she said.

“It may take seven days for someone to get to you.”

For information on preparing for emergencies see the emergency preparedness website here.