Minor Flooding: Minor flooding is defined as an incident that involves a single or small number of single-family lot/dwellings in a small geographical area. Minor flood events would normally be handled by the appropriate response agency and are confined to a single jurisdiction.
Major Flooding: Major flooding is defined as an incident that extends over a large geographical region. A flood of this magnitude would normally expand outside the boundaries of a single response agency and its mutual aid agreements and normally requires a coordinated response from multiple agencies or jurisdictions.
See Emergency Management BC for information on preparing to manage a flood that affects private homes, and for cleaning up after a flood.