Evacuation Alert: Cowichan Tribes. Sahilton Road, Wil’seem Road & Tzouhalem Road. Dec. 26, 2022.

The Cowichan Tribes have issued an Evacuation Alert for 25 properties on Sahilton Road, Wil’seem Road, and Tzouhalem Road between Jimmy and Cowichan Bay Roads due to the threat of flooding.

More information, including a map of the affected area, can be found here:

Preparing for Floods

Flood waters move fast, so develop a household plan, put together your emergency kit and connect with your neighbours. Learn about the emergency response plan for your area. For more information on how to prepare for flooding, visit PreparedBC.

Definitions You Should Know

Evacuation Stages

  • Evacuation Order: You are at risk. Leave the area immediately. Local police or RCMP enforce evacuation orders.
  • Evacuation Alert: Be ready to leave on short notice. If you leave before or during this alert, it’s called a voluntary evacuation.
  • Evacuation Rescind: All is currently safe and you can return home. Stay tuned for other possible evacuation alerts or orders.