Canton's Emergency Operations Plan
In the event of a town-wide emergency, police, fire and emergency medical personnel will be recalled to duty to provide for your protection. Also, public health, hospitals, emergency planners, public works, transportation, schools and volunteer organizations will be mobilized to carry out their missions. You will be advised of the nature of the emergency and the steps you will need to take to ensure your safety. This information would be broadcast over television stations WFSB (channel 3) and WVIT (channels 4). If evacuation is ordered, you will be advised where to go and what to bring. In many cases, sheltering in place (your home or place of employment) will be the safest method. Consider going to a friend’s or relative’s house before going to a shelter. Persons with severe medical conditions are advised to shelter in place, if possible.
Canton Community Center is used as our primary shelter additional locations may be added as needed. Shut off water and electricity before leaving your home, if instructed to do so. Leave natural gas on, unless otherwise advised. Lock your home. Take your pets, your disaster supply kit and use travel routes specified by local authorities.