Electoral Area Emergency Programs Share Household Evacuation Guides to Help Residents Prepare

May 09, 2023

Victoria, BC– Capital Region Electoral Area communities now have evacuation guides to help residents and visitors prepare for emergency events.

The Household Evacuation Guide provides a quick reference about local hazards and how to prepare for a possible evacuation, including:

  • Community specific Evacuation Guide Map with tsunami hazard zones, assembly areas and reception centres
  • Trusted sources of emergency information
  • What to do during an evacuation
  • Information on alerts, orders and shelter-in-place
  • Fill-in-the-blank Emergency Plan
  • Evacuation kit checklist

An emergency requiring evacuation can happen anytime with little or no warning. Knowing the risks, making a plan, and creating a grab-and-go bag can help people stay safe. Reading and following the suggestions in the community specific Household Evacuation Guide and subscribing to the CRD Public Alert Notification System can help residents prepare for an emergency.

Printed copies are available in electoral area communities. Printable PDFs are available on the Electoral Area Emergency Program web pages:

East Sooke, Malahat, Otter Point, Port Renfrew, Shirley, and Willis Point

Salt Spring Island

Galiano Island, Mayne Island, Pender Island, Piers Island, and Saturna Island

Visit PrepareYourself.ca for more information on local emergencies to know the risk, make a plan, and learn how to prepare.


The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.



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