Throughout the Yukon, there are a number of different risks and potential hazards. Some locations may experience earthquakes or landslides and avalanches. Rivers and lakeshore areas are at risk of floods while almost all regions are at risk of forest fires. Power failures during winter months, severe snow or ice storms and loss of critical infrastructure are all potential emergencies. In addition to natural disasters there are other types of risks. There are industrial accidents and major transportation accidents. As well, there is the possibility of acts of terrorism on Canadian soil. The following list contains some of the risks and hazards Yukon may face:
To learn how to prepare for more emergencies in the Yukon such as: heat waves, and wind storm, contact your Community Emergency Management Coordinator through your local municipal office. Or, for more information on emergency management programs in the Yukon, contact the Yukon Emergency Measures Organization.
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