Emergency Info BC is active during partial and full-scale provincial emergencies, both on this site and on X (formerly Twitter). We share verified event information during emergencies, as well as official response and recovery resources.

Current advisories

Water Usage Restriction Order EXTENDED: Village of McBride. Severe Drought. Dec. 05, 2023.

Posted on December 5, 2023 at 11:45 am

The Village of McBride has extended the State of Local Emergency (PDF) to December 11, 2023 due to severe drought. The Water Usage Restriction Order (PDF) issued on September 19, 2023...

Minor Earthquake Felt: 3.1 M earthquake occurred, 7km NW of Oliver, BC

Posted on December 4, 2023 at 3:30 pm

An earthquake has been felt near Oliver, British Columbia. There are no reports of major damage or injuries and none are expected. More information is available from Natural Resources...

Flood Watch: Multiple locations in BC. December 4, 2023.

Posted on December 4, 2023 at 10:51 am

The River Forecast Centre has issued Flood Watches for: South Coast, including the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound, North Shore Mountains Lower Mainland including Metro Vancouver ...

Evacuation Order Downgraded to Alert. City of Penticton. Pleasant Valley Mobile Park. Nov. 23, 2023.

Posted on November 23, 2023 at 6:00 pm

The City of Penticton has DOWNGRADED the Evacuation Order to an Evacuation Alert  for properties on Penticton Ave. (Pleasant Valley Mobile Park) due to the threat of a rockslide. Anyone in...


Drought in BC

Learn more about current drought conditions in BC and how you can help conserve water.



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