Preparing for an emergency is everyone' responsibility. You should know the risks, make a plan, and learn how you can protect yourself. Visit Emergency Info BC for any current active provincial emergencies.

Know the risks

Visit PreparedBC and to learn more about disaster readiness and discover how you can prepare for different emergencies, including:

Learn what to:

Visit BCHydro to see any current power outages, learn about electrical safety, and discover what you need to know about working around trees and power lines.


Visit ShakeOutBC to learn how to prepare for an earthquake. View their drill manuals and planning documents for more information.

Visit PreparedBC and to learn:

Learn what to do:



Help you, your family and neighbours develop knowledge and skills to prepare for a wildfire before it happens. Visit Firesmart Canada to learn how you can make your home and community “FireSmart.”

Visit the following popular wildfire resources:

Stay Informed

Track wildfire conditions and follow evacuation alerts and orders:


Environment Canada issues wind warnings for the Metro Vancouver area. While they're uncommon, it's best to prepare for a windstorm.

Winds at highs speeds can break tree branches, or uproot or break entire trees, which can lead to power outages, property damage, and blocked roads.

Make a plan

You should make a home escape plan and build an emergency kit to be ready and stay safe in the event of an emergency.

Prepare an Extreme Heat Kit:

  • bottled water
  • rehydration solution - 2 1/2 cups water, 1 1/2 cups pure unsweetened orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • cups for drinking water
  • basins or jugs for water 
  • ice packs or ice
  • plastic bages - fill with ice and add drining water
  • large and small towels - wet towels can be kept in the fridge and used to cool your body
  • misting bottles
  • sunscreen
  • thermometers - body and ambient temperature
  • clothing - light coloured, lightweight, wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses
  • first aid supplies
  • tin foil for windows to reflect heat

Get prepared with the following resources from PreparedBC and