BC Day: All library locations will be closed on Monday, August 2, for BC Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, August 3.
source: B.C. Wildfire Service
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.
source: Emergency Info BC
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.
CORD Emergency Operations: https://www.cordemergency.ca/
Emergency Management http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/emergency-management
Emergency Management https://www.csrd.bc.ca/services/emergency-management
Emergency Operations Centre https://emergency.rdos.bc.ca/
source: Government of BC
The Evacuee Registration & Assistance (ERA) tool is a new digital platform for Emergency Support Services. ERA is designed to increase the efficiency and speed of service delivery for evacuees across the province.
Dedicated to animal welfare through the preparation for and the actual rescue and shelter of domestic animals and livestock in a disaster.
A volunteer-based organization dedicated to animal welfare in times of a disaster or emergency, by providing sheltering, fostering or rescue of domesticated animals.
source: Government of British Columbia
Disasters happen and can potentially leave your household on its own for several days.
Sounds scary, but it doesn't have to be. PreparedBC can help you understand and prepare for the hazards in your area.
3 Steps to Preparedness:
source: collection of relevant BC agencies and organizations
A complete resource for keeping your home, neighbourhood, and community prepared for wildfires. As fires have increased in B.C. in the past decade, the need for preventative measures has never been greater.
source: Environment Canada
The government of Canada’s weather service and includes forecasts, alerts, and various maps.
The government of BC’s BC Air Quality website and includes air quality data, interactive maps, and link to smoke forecasts.
source: Interior Health
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.
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.
source: Public Safety & Emergency Services
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.