In many countries – and so in Canada – there are some kind of emergency lists set up, regularly revised, and advised to be used in case of any unforeseen situations such as deteriorated weather conditions, natural calamities, power outage and so on. It’s quite reasonable to have some extra water, imperishable food and cash in your house. Even though Toronto is quite a safe area, I remember a few situations since we came to Canada. There were some downpours and snowfalls left a number of residential areas without power up to a few days. But the most outrageous situation happened in December, 2013 when thanks to a two-day freezing rain the thousands of people didn’t have power up to a week, including the Christmas holidays.