Canadians who have experienced major emergencies or disasters, by type of event, Canada, 2014
|Type of event||number (thousands)||percent|
|Blizzards, winter storms or ice storms||4,183||46|
|Extended power outages||3,223||36|
|Wildfires or forest fires||298||3|
|Industrial or transportation accidents||184||2|
|Fires (non-industrial, e.g., house, apartment)||134||1Note E: Use with caution|
|Earthquakes||125||1Note E: Use with caution|
|Contamination or shortage of water or food||92||1Note E: Use with caution|
|Outbreak of serious or life-threatening disease||84||0.9Note E: Use with caution|
|Rioting or civil unrest||55||0.6Note E: Use with caution|
|Landslides or avalanches||41||0.5Note E: Use with caution|
|Extreme cold||36||0.4Note E: Use with caution|
|Heat waves||Note F: too unreliable to be published||Note F: too unreliable to be published|
|Storm surges or tsunamis||Note F: too unreliable to be published||Note F: too unreliable to be published|
|Droughts||Note F: too unreliable to be published||Note F: too unreliable to be published|
|Wind storms||Note F: too unreliable to be published||Note F: too unreliable to be published|
|Acts of terrorism or terrorist threats||Note F: too unreliable to be published||Note F: too unreliable to be published|
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
Note: Responses of 'don't know/not stated' are included in the percentage calculation but are not shown when representing 5% or less of respondents. Respondents were asked to indicate which events they had personally experienced, and to include only events that took place in Canada, in a community where they were living at the time of the event and that resulted in a severe disruption to their daily activities. Respondents could provide as many responses as were applicable.
Source: Statistics Canada, Survey of Emergency Preparedness and Resilience in Canada, 2014.
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