Emergency Alerts

How can I get Emergency Information?

Voyent Alert! Emergency Notification System

Voyent Alert! is an emergency notification service used to send alerts to residents, businesses, and visitors during critical events such as a tsunami, earthquake, dam breach, or wildfire. Voyent Alert! is available to residents in the City of Port Alberni, Sproat Lake, Beaufort, Cherry Creek, Beaver Creek, Bamfield, Tseshaht First Nation, Hupacasath First Nation, Uchucklesaht Tribe, and Huu-ay-aht First Nations.

Registration is free, simple and can be totally anonymous:

  • Download the Voyent Alert! app from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store
  • Or register HERE to receive notifications via text message, email, or phone
  • Check out our interactive map below.

If you require help registering, please contact the ACRD at 250.720.2700. For more information, check out the FAQ and the Voyent Alert! Privacy Policy.

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Tsunami Warning System

The tsunami warning system in Port Alberni consists of six towers positioned at strategic locations at the edge of the tsunami inundation zone. Towers are located at Golden Street and Nelson Road, Margaret Street and Arrowsmith Road, Fourth Avenue and Redford Street, Kingsway Avenue and Second Avenue, Compton and Beaver Creek Road, and on Pacific Rim Highway, located near the Tseshaht First Nation Administrative Building.

The system is maintained by the Port Alberni Fire Department. It is tested silently every Monday and audibly on the first Wednesday every month at 1:00pm. It has the capability to broadcast both recorded and live messages.

In the event of a tsunami warning, a three minute long siren will sound followed by directions to go immediately to higher ground.

For more information on the Tsunami warning system contact the Port Alberni Fire Department at 250-724-1351.

Emergency Communication

In the event of a major emergency, public information may be available through the following means of communication:

  • Websites: ACRD link
  • Local Radio: 93.3 The Peak link
  • Social Media:
    • Twitter: @ACRDgov, @portalbernifire
    • Facebook: @AVEmergencyprogram, @portAlberniFire