We all have an individual responsibility to be prepared for emergencies. Do you know how much food, water, and other supplies are necessary to sustain you and your family for at least seven days? What are some of the supplies you should have in an emergency kit? Do you know how to prepare an emergency plan for you and your family? Do you know the risks in the Capital Region? This website will provide answers to these questions as well as helpful resources to prepare you and your family for any disaster.

This website is a collaboration between local government emergency programs in the Capital Region which is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is comprised of 13 municipalities and three electoral areas. The site is designed to be an ongoing source of emergency preparedness information to residents, resulting in increased resilience on a local level.

Find your local emergency program!

Regional Emergency Preparedness Information

Now is the time to ensure you and your family are prepared for a power outage, earthquake or tsunami. The Capital Regional District has a one in three probability of a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years. It's not a matter of if an earthquake will happen, but when.

Become Prepared, not Scared!

For more information on Emergency Preparedness:

  1. Regional: CRD Prepareyourself.ca
  2. Provincial: Emergency Management BC Preparedness
  3. Federal: Government of Canada Preparedness
  4. Pet Preparedness: Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Looking for Tsunami Preparedness Information?

Help us spread the word about BC tsunami awareness. Check out the resources below produced by Emergency Management BC. This Earthquake and Tsunami Smart Manual and website encourage British Columbians to know the risks, get prepared and make a plan.

Guide To Emergency Preparedness in the Capital Region

Local emergency programs in the Region have collaborated to create an emergency preparedness guide to help you and your family get ready for any emergency. The book contains information on what do before, during, and after an emergency, and includes handy checklists so you don't forget anything.

Emergency Preparedness News and Events in the CRD

  • Victoria - Monday, November 9 - Emergency Preparedness Workshop

  • View Royal - Monday, November 9 - Emergency Preparedness Workshop

  • Oak Bay - Tuesday, November 17 - Emergency Preparedness Information Session

  • Saanich - Wednesday, November 18 - Fall Emergency Preparedness Presentations

  • Sooke - Wednesday November 25 - Winter Storm Preparedness

  • Victoria - Wednesday, November 25 - Emergency Preparedness Workshop

  • Saanich - Tuesday, December 1 - Fall Emergency Preparedness Presentations

Winter is coming, are you ready?

Severe Weather

Severe weather can develop quickly and can include events such as blizzards, hail, heavy rain, ice storms, thunderstorms, storm surges and high winds. Severe weather events are expected to increase in our region over the next fifty years due to a changing climate. These events potentially threaten life and property, so it makes sense to get prepared.

Preparing for Severe Weather

Make sure you have an emergency plan and an emergency kit for everyone in your family. Stocking up on extra fuel and food, and stay tuned to radio and televisions stations for weather updates. Want to find out more? Severe Weather Preparedness Tips

Want to find out more? Check out Prepareyourself.ca.

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