Evacuation Orders, Alerts and Rescinds

Evacuation Orders and/or Alerts have been issued in the following areas:

For the most up-to-date info visit your Indigenous or local government’s website linked above.

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.

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  • Evacuation Rescinded: All is currently safe and you can return home.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.

Flooding Terms:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.