Natural disasters, such as interface wildfires, floods, landslides, technological or environmental accidents, such as chemical spills, can strike any community at any time. It is important to be prepared.
To stay notified when a disaster or emergency strikes in the CRD, sign up for our Emergency Alert Notification System. Remember to list all of your phone, cell, text, fax and email addresses so you can receive notifications wherever you may be.
List up to 5 (five) civic addresses that are important to you – home, work, school, cottage, parents address, children’s addresses, etc. (the address must be within the boundaries of the CRD/Member municipalities).
An alternative notification system for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard-of-Hearing and Speech Impaired and their family members.
Each year, thousands of people face emergency situations that could change their lives forever. Don't be caught off-guard. Know the hazards in your area and take the time now to assemble your family. Getting your family prepared for an emergency may seem like a lot of work, but it will be easier if you do a little at a time, as your resources and budget permit. The important thing is to start preparing now. The more you do to prepare, the more confident you will be that you can protect yourself and your family when disaster strikes.
Stay informed about the current air quality at the BC Air Quality site.
Interior Health has helpful information about the effects of wildfire smoke.
Visit Drive BC to find out about possible road closures.
In extreme conditions, some people may want to make arrangements to stay with relatives, friends or neighbours. Listen to weather forecasts and instructions from local officials, as reception or warming centres may be set up in your community. Keep an eye out for neighbours who may be at-risk in severe conditions. Always follow the instructions of first responders and local emergency officials.
Ensure a supply of basic essentials in your home for at least 72 hours. If you must leave your home on short notice, remember to take your emergency "grab and go" kit. This should include:
Page last modified: April 16, 2018 18:42:06 PDT