Evacuation Orders, Alerts and Rescinds
Seasonal flooding is occurring in parts of the province. For the most up to date information visit your local authority website linked below:
Visit EmergencyMapBC to view the locations of current flooding activity, evacuation orders and alerts.
Flood Conditions and Advisories
The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the situation and provides updates as conditions warrant.
Preparing for Floods
Flood waters move fast, so develop a household plan put together your grab-and-go bags and connect with your neighbors. Learn about the emergency response plan for your area. For more information on how to prepare visit PreparedBC.
Definitions You Should Know
Stages of Evacuation:
- Evacuation Order: You are at risk. Leave the area immediately. You are encouraged to register all family members at the nearest reception centre so emergency responders know you are safe.
- Evacuation Alert: Be ready to leave on short notice. This is the time to gather your grab-and-go bags and ensure your vehicle has fuel. If you leave before or during this alert, it’s called a voluntary evacuation.
- Evacuation Rescinded: All is currently safe and you can return home. Stay tuned for other possible evacuation alerts or orders.
- A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
- A Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bank-full. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.
- A Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bank-full or will exceed bank-full imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.