It is everyone's responsibility to plan for personal safety and disaster recovery. Our region has limited emergency resources. In a major disaster, there will be delays in receiving emergency help. A well-prepared emergency plan will you to be respond and recover from an emergency. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.
Visit Prepared BC, a one-stop-shop for online preparedness information, including:
- Know regional risks
- Make your emergency plan
- Build an emergency kit
- Build grab-and-go bags in case of an evacuation
- Prepare your household.
Evacuation Alert vs Evacuation Order
This is the time to get prepared to leave your home on short notice. Get your grab-and-go bags ready (which should include several days of clothing, toiletries, and medications), your emergency plan, copies of important documents, and important mementos.
Listen to local emergency officials for further information on the situation.
Leave the area immediately. Follow the directions of local emergency officials and evacuate using the route(s) they've identified. Do not return home until you've been advised that the Evacuation Order has been rescinded.
Once local officials determine the situation is currently safe, the evacuation will be rescinded and you can return home. Continue to stay tuned for other possible evacuation alerts or orders.
What is a Declaration of a State of Local Emergency
Declaring a state of local emergency enables local authorities in the Province of British Columbia to exercise extraordinary emergency powers listed in the Emergency Program Act. The emergency powers are utilized by the local authority to order the evacuation of residents from their homes, prohibit travel, and enter private property when an emergency threatens lives, property, or the environment within the local authority's jurisdiction.
Quick Links to Resources, Guides, and Plans
- Document links to Household Emergency Plan, Household Preparedness Guide, Extreme Heat Preparedness Guide, Wildfire Preparedness Guide, Flood Preparedness Guide, Earthquake and Tsunami Guide, Apartments and Condos Guide, Resources for people with Disabilities, Prepare Your Pets Guide, Small Business Guide can be found HERE
- ACRD Hazard, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment
- Alberni Valley Evacuation Route Plan
- Cherry Creek Electoral Area F Evacuation Zones
- Sproat Lake Electoral Area D Evacuation Zones
- Beaver Creek Electoral Area E Evacuation Zones
- Beaufort Electoral Area B Evacuation Zones
- Port Alberni Evacuation Zones
- ACRD West Coast Evacuation Route Guide
- Long Beach Emergency Plan
- Bamfield Emergency Plan
- Tsunami Maps and Information
- Voyent Alert Registration
- Business Continuity Workbook for Small Business Owners
- Alberni Valley Emergency Plan
- Alberni Valley ESS Plan
- Farm Emergency Plan Guide
- Farm Emergency Plan Template
- North Island 911