Disasters happen, and can potentially leave your household on its own for several days.

Sounds scary, but it doesn't have to be. PreparedBC can help you understand and prepare for the hazards in your area.

3 steps to preparedness

Know the hazards in BC

Preparing for a disaster means understanding the hazards that can cause them. Hazards can be naturally-occurring, such as earthquakes and tsunamis, or human-caused, such as hazardous material spills.

Gather your supplies

Following a disaster, you may need to stay at home with your emergency kit or leave immediately with your grab-and-go bags. Gather your emergency supplies now so you're ready when disaster strikes. 

Make your plan

An emergency plan is a playbook for how you and your household will respond to a disaster. Knowing what to do will reduce anxiety and help keep you focused and safe. 

It's time to be Storm Ready!

Severe weather - thunderstorms, hail, blizzards, ice storms, high winds or heavy rain - can happen without warning in the fall and winter.

With severe weather often comes a loss of power, so be prepared to be on your own by developing an emergency plan, putting together your emergency kit and connecting with your neighbours.

Get Storm Ready!

Resources for communities

Hardcopy guides

Take preparedness offline. PreparedBC offers hardcopy guides and fill-in-the-blank plans to help people prepare for emergencies. 

Presentation slides (PPTX, 6.8MB)

Interested in hosting a personal preparedness workshop in your local community or workplace? Get a head start by downloading PreparedBC's pre-built presentation deck.

Social media packages

Create awareness about preparing for emergencies with PreparedBC's easy-to-use social media packages. They come with pre-formatted content and graphics.

Public education programs

High Ground Hike

High Ground Hike is a community-led event that raises awareness of the tsunami risk in coastal communities and how to properly respond.

Master of Disaster

Young people in grades 4 to 8 can learn about emergency preparedness through the free Master of Disaster classroom program.

Partners in Preparedness

We’re working with B.C. businesses to help shoppers get prepared. Our retail partners promote and sell emergency supplies.

COVID-19 Information

The BC Restart Plan takes a phased approach to mitigating the impacts of COVID-19. On June 24th, 2020, the Government of British Columbia announced a gradual transition to Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, which includes the safe and respectful return of travel and tourism within the province.

Learn about BC's response to COVID-19

 Connect with us 

For information on active provincial emergencies, visit EmergencyInfoBC: