• Volcano

    Current Situation The eruption of the [XYZ] Volcano is producing airborne volcanic ash and visibility issues in [locations/multiple areas of BC]. Communities impacted by volcanic ash in BC: Recommended Actions Transportation Impacts Links and Resources Understanding Emergency Events Evacuation Stages


  • Generic Emergency

    Current Situation The [XYZ Regional District] has issued an Evacuation Order/Alert for the [affected area]. Anyone in the affected area must [be ready to leave on short notice/leave the area immediately]. Recommended Actions Recommended Actions Links and Resources Understanding Emergency Events Evacuation Stages


  • Hazardous Material Spill

    Current Situation The [XYZ Regional District] has issued an Evacuation Order/Alert for the [affected area] due to an hazardous materials incident. Anyone in the affected area must [be ready to leave on short notice/leave the area immediately]. Recommended Actions Recommended Actions Links and Resources Understanding Emergency Events Evacuation Stages


  • Power Outage

    Current Situation An extended power outage is impacting [COMMUNITY NAME]. BC Hydro is responding to the outage and it has been reported on the BC Outage Map. Emergency Cooling/Warming Centre[s] and Public Cooling/Warming Space[s] Recommended Actions Links and Resources Understanding Emergency Events Evacuation Stages


  • Extreme Heat Emergency

    Current Situation Extreme Heat Emergencies have been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada for [areas in the following regions/ multiple areas] of BC. Extreme heat is dangerous for the health and wellbeing of people and communities. BC Emergency Alert Message Issued: MMM DD, 2024 at 00:00AM/PM BC Emergency Alert Message Issued: MMM DD, 2024 at 00:00AM/PM BC Emergency…


  • Extreme Heat

    Current Situation Heat Warning[s] have been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada for [areas in the following regions/ multiple areas] of BC. Active Heat Warnings in BC Emergency Cooling Centres and Public Cooling Spaces Recommended Actions Heat Safety and Preparedness Understanding Heat Warnings


  • Earthquake – Minor

    Current Situation An XX magnitude earthquake has occurred near LOCATION, British Columbia. [The National Tsunami Warning Center has verified there is no Tsunami threat to BC]. Earthquake Summary Recommended Actions Earthquake and Tsunami Data Sources


  • Aggregated Wildfire

    Current Situation Wildfires are occurring in parts of BC. For the most up to date information visit your Local Authority or First Nation website. Local Government Evacuation Information Multiple Evacuation Alerts and Orders have been issued for areas in BC. Follow instructions from your local authority. First Nations Evacuation Information Multiple evacuation alerts and orders…


  • Disease Outbreak

    Current Situation On [DATE], the provincial health officer declared a Public Health Emergency in response to [Disease Name] for BC. For the most up-to-date health information, follow the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). Public Health Orders in BC Recommended Actions Additional Resources


  • Severe Drought

    Current Situation The [Local Authority] has issued a State of Local Emergency due to severe drought. A Water Usage Restriction Order has been issued on [date] and restricts some water usages. Water Usage Restrictions Recommended Actions Additional Resources


  • Landslide

    Current Situation The [XYZ Regional District] has issued an [Evacuation Order/Evacuation Alert] for [LOCATION] due to landslide. Anyone in the affected area must (leave the area immediately)/(be ready to leave on short notice). Recommended Actions Recommended Actions Links and Resources Understanding Emergency Events Evacuation Stages


  • Severe Weather Emergency

    Current Situation [Winter Storm and Wind] Warnings have been issued for some areas in BC. People are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel. Active Severe Weather Warnings in BC Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued [Winter Storm and Wind Warnings] for the following areas in BC. Travel Advisories in BC The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is advising people to…


  • Special Public Avalanche Warning

    Current Situation Avalanche Canada is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning (SPAW) for [locations]. This warning is in effect immediately until [DATE]. Recommended Actions Links and Resources


  • Extreme Cold Warning

    Current Situation [Arctic Outflow, Winter Storm, Wind and/or Snowfall] Warning[s] have been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada for [areas in the following regions/ multiple areas] of BC. Active Cold Warnings in B.C. Emergency Warming Centres and Public Warming Spaces Recommended Actions Transportation Impacts Extreme Cold Safety and Preparedness About Weather Alerts Learn more about the types of winter…


  • Tsunami – Catastrophic

    Current Situation National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) This tsunami is linked to a current earthquake (NRCan) A [XX magnitude] earthquake has occurred [at location]. A Tsunami [Warning, Advisory, Watch] has been issued for BC [or, the risk is currently being evaluated]. This page will be updated as information becomes available. BC Emergency Alert Message Issued:…


  • Earthquake – Catastrophic

    Current Situation This earthquake is linked to a current tsunami An XX magnitude earthquake has occurred near LOCATION, British Columbia. [The National Tsunami Warning Center has verified there is no Tsunami threat to BC]. BC Emergency Alert Message Issued: Mmm dd, yyyy at hh:hh am/pm Earthquake Summary Recommended Actions Earthquake and Tsunami Data Sources Travel…


  • Tsunami

    Current Situation National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) This tsunami is linked to a current earthquake A [XX magnitude] earthquake has occurred [at location]. A Tsunami [Warning, Advisory, Watch] has been issued for BC [or, the risk is currently being evaluated]. This page will be updated as information becomes available. Areas of Impact Zone A: North…


  • Aggregated Flooding

    Current Situation Flooding is occurring in parts of BC. For the most up to date information visit your Local Authority or First Nation website. Local Government Evacuation Information Multiple Evacuation Alerts and Orders have been issued for areas in BC. Follow instructions from your local authority. First Nations Evacuation Information Multiple evacuation alerts and orders…


  • Emergency Alert

    BC Emergency Alert Message Issued: MMM DD, 2024 at 00:00AM/PM BC Emergency Alert Message Issued: MMM DD, 2024 at 00:00AM/PM BC Emergency Alert Message Issued: MMM DD, 2024 at 00:00AM/PM


  • Amber Alert

    Current Situation The BC RCMP [or Local Police Department] have issued an Amber Alert for [VICTIM(S) NAME(S)]. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. Call 9-1-1 to report sightings. Do not approach. B.C. RCMP Newsroom OR [Issuing Authority Link] BC Emergency Alert Message Issued: MMM DD, 2024 at 00:00AM/PM BC Emergency Alert…


  • Earthquake

    Current Situation Earthquake Summary Recommended Actions Earthquake Data Sources


  • Flood Watch/Warning

    Current Situation The River Forecast Centre has issued a [Flood Watch/Warning] for [locations] in BC. The public is advised to stay clear of these fast-flowing rivers. Recommended Actions Understanding Emergency Events Evacuation Stages Flood Advisory Stages Links and Resources


  • Flood Evacuation

    Current Situation The [LA/FN] has issued an Evacuation [Order/Alert] for [location]. Anyone in the effected area must [leave immediately/ be ready to leave on short notice]. Recommended Actions Recommended Actions Understanding Emergency Events Evacuation Stages Flood Advisory Stages Links and Resources


  • Wildfire Evacuation Alert/Order

    Current Situation The [XYZ Regional District] has issued an Evacuation Order/Alert for the [affected area]. Anyone in the affected area must [be ready to leave on short notice/leave the area immediately]. Recommended Actions Recommended Actions Links and Resources Understanding Emergency Events Evacuation Stages