Don’t wait; prepare today

Disasters can strike any time, anywhere, so planning is key. Depending on the incident, you and your family could be on your own for several days while first responders manage the aftermath. Prepare for that possibility by visiting PreparedBC and taking a few simple steps.

Know the risks
Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and wildfires are just some of the disasters that could occur in British Columbia. Research the potential risks in your region and prepare accordingly.

Make a plan
A family plan will help you cope with the stress of emergencies.

Get an emergency kit
When disaster hits, there may not be time to collect emergency supplies. Ensure you have grab-and-go kits for your home, office and vehicle. They should all contain water and supplies for a minimum of 72 hours.

Connect with your neighbours
Following a disaster, the most immediate help will likely come from those around you – your neighbours. Connecting and building relationships with them today will mean a better response and faster recovery.