Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and wildfires are just some of the potential hazards in British Columbia. During a disaster, phone, gas, electrical and water services may be disrupted. Roads could be blocked, stores closed and gas stations out-of-service. You and your family could be on your own for several days while emergency responders work to save lives and manage the aftermath. It may be weeks before infrastructure, utilities and essential services are restored. Are you prepared to cope? Completing the steps in this guide will help you to answer “yes”.
Once you’re done, download the companion In it Together: Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide at gov.bc.ca/PreparedBC The most immediate help in an emergency will come from you, your family and those directly around you – your neighbours. Connecting and preparing with them today will mean a better response and faster recovery.