Emergency Information

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EVACUATION ALERTS AND ORDERS

source: Emergency Info BC

https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/

Emergency Info BC is active during partial and full-scale provincial emergencies, both on this site and on Twitter via @EmergencyInfoBC. They share official response and recovery sources, as well as verified event information from trusted partners.


PUBLIC WEATHER ALERTS

source: Environment Canada

https://weather.gc.ca/

The government of Canada’s weather service and includes forecasts, alerts, and various maps.


AIR QUALITY HEALTH INDEX

source: Environment Canada

http://www.bcairquality.ca

The government of BC’s BC Air Quality website and includes air quality data, interactive maps, and link to smoke forecasts.



DRINKING WATER FOR EVERYONE

source: Interior Health

https://drinkingwaterforeveryone.ca/

Interior Health’s website on clean, safe, and reliable drinking water.  Includes an interactive water advisory map for easy access to water advisories from Interior Health.  Also includes Interior Health educational videos and reports on drinking water.


ROAD CLOSURES AND CONDITIONS

source: DriveBC

http://www.drivebc.com/

1-800-550-4997

The government of BC’s official traveller information system.  Includes help for planning routes, information on variable speed limit signs, major events, and highway webcams.


WILDFIRE STATUS

source: B.C. Wildfire Service

http://www.bcwildfire.ca

1-888-336-7378 (3FOREST)

The government of BC’s official website for wildfires and includes an interactive wildfire map, wildfires of note, information bulletins, wildfire prevention information, and fire bans and restrictions.


EVACUEE REGISTRATION

source: Red Cross:

http://www.redcross.ca/

1-800-863-6582

Under the “How We Help” is information on all current emergency responses that the Red Cross offers primary assistance by supporting local authorities meet urgent needs including registration.


EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES

source: Public Safety & Emergency Services

http://www.gov.bc.ca/emergencysocialservices

British Columbians forced from their homes by fire, floods, earthquakes or other emergencies may receive emergency social services for up to 72 hours.  Services may include food, lodging, clothing, emotional support, information about the crisis, and family reunification.  There may also be special services like first aid, child minding, pet care and transportation.


GET PREPARED

source: Government of Canada

https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

The government of Canada’s website to help citizens get prepared for emergencies by:

  1. Know the Risks
  2. Make a Plan
  3. Get a Kit
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