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Disasters might not be common, but they can still happen in the Southwest.

Disasters are unpredictable and can strike at any time, and the Canadian Red Cross wants you to be prepared in case of an evacuation.

Bonnie Wilken of the Canadian Red Cross says they're ready for an emergency.

"When a group of people are evacuated from the centre, we register them, so we take down all their personal information and their medical history and then we set up a central area where people can call in so if they get separated from their loved ones, we have a tracking system in place to reunite them."

Important items to take with you, in this case, include insurance information, prescription drug information, an am/fm radio and batteries and copies of your identification papers.