Emergency evacuation and recovery information

If you live in a high-risk area, it can be helpful to learn what to expect in an evacuation. If you've been evacuated, you may be eligible for financial assistance. We've created a resource centre for those recovering from a disaster, that provides useful information for families, communities and businesses. 

What to expect in an evacuation

Learn what happens during an emergency evacuation, such as the different orders, where to get your information from and more. This is for general information only

Emergency alerts in B.C.

During an emergency, emergency alerts may be issued to affected areas in B.C. through TV, radio, and to connected wireless devices.

Support services during an emergency

Emergency Support Services (ESS) provides short-term basic support to people impacted by disasters.

Financial assistance after a disaster

After a disaster, the provincial government may declare the event eligible for disaster financial assistance (DFA). Financial assistance is meant to compensate for sudden, unexpected, and uninsurable losses. This may include:

  • building repairs
  • replacement of essential personal effects, eligible equipment and inventory
  • clean up and debris removal

Applying for financial assistance is different for the public and for local communities.

Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross provides financial supports to communities in disaster response and recovery. 

Recovering after an emergency

Resources and links to help people recover from an emergency event.