Welcome to PreparedBC, British Columbia's one-stop shop for disaster readiness information.
Depending on the emergency, you and your family could be on your own for several days while first responders manage the aftermath.
Sounds daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Our goal is to make emergency readiness easy. PreparedBC has everything you need to start getting prepared today.
Hazards in B.C.
Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and wildfires are just some of the potential hazards in B.C. Familiarize yourself with the ones that could occur in your community.
Prepare Your Family, Home or Business
A household plan will help you cope with the stress of emergencies. Download a copy of the PreparedBC: Household Preparedness Guide (PDF) and the companion PreparedBC: Household Emergency Plan (PDF). If you run a small business or tourism operation, check out the PreparedBC: Guide for Small Businesses (PDF) or PreparedBC: Guide for Tourism Operators.
Build an Emergency Kit
When disaster hits, there won't be time to collect emergency supplies. Ensure you have emergency kits for your home, workplace and vehicle. They should all contain food, water and supplies for a minimum of 72 hours. A week or longer is better.
Meet Your Neighbours
When disaster strikes, we're in it together. The most immediate help following a disaster will come from those directly around - your neighbours. Connecting with them today, and working together to prepare, will mean a better response and faster recovery. Download a copy of the In it Together: Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide (PDF) and start the conversation now.