Be ready to leave on short notice.
In an emergency, it is important to have some supplies in case you need to get by without power or running water. Most emergency organizations recommend that you are prepared to be self- sufficient for at least 72 hours. Make a grab and go bag for your pets.
Basic Emergency Kit Checklist:
• Pen and notepad
• Phone charger and battery bank
• Flashlight – wind up or battery powered (and extra batteries)
• Radio – wind up or battery powered (and extra batteries)
• First aid kit
• Personal toiletries and medication
• Seasonal clothing
• Food – non-perishable such as energy bars, dried and canned food; manual can opener
• Water – at least two litres of water per person per day
• Extra keys for car and house
• Cash and change
• Important family documents – identification, insurance, bank records
• Emergency plan and contact information
If flooding is imminent but you have not yet been instructed to evacuate, follow these tips:
If an Evacuation Alert is in place, be ready to leave on short notice. Take the following steps:
If an Evacuation Order is in place, you are at risk and must leave immediately. Follow all directions from officials and evacuate using the route(s) they’ve identified. Heed the following advice as you evacuate:
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The Wildfire Preparedness Guide will help prepare you for what to do before, during and after a wildfire https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc/know-your-hazards/wildfires